Description

The Christian Brothers are a large group of towers that lie between the Dihedrals and Asterisk Pass. The first routes put up in this area led to the tops of the towers, but in the last few decades the focus has been on single-pitch climbs around the base. The rock here is very similar to that of the dihedrals-- perfect, in other words. The right side of the Brothers is home to a handful of Smith's most challenging routes including Rude Boys (5.13c) and Scarface (5.14a).

The cliff is divided into four general areas (from right to left): Prophet Wall, The Beard, Testament Slab, and the Combination Blocks. For now they will all be listed under a single heading on this site, but if it gets too confusing they can be split up.

Getting There

Follow the obvious trails along the front side past the Dihedrals to he 300ft. tall towers and cliffs just before Asterisk Pass.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Christian Brothers - East Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 165
Dancer
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 211
Revelations
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 183
New Testament
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 168
Irreverence
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 204
Double Trouble
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Hesitation Blues
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 267
Barbecue The Pope
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 127
Earth Boys
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 56
The Mark Cartier Memorial (MCM)…
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 95
Wartley's Revenge
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 149
Blasphemy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 162
Heresy
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 89
Ring of Fire
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 67
Dreamin'
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 72
Panic Attack
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dancer
 165
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Revelations
 211
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
New Testament
 183
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Irreverence
 168
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Double Trouble
 204
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hesitation Blues
 46
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Barbecue The Pope
 267
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Earth Boys
 127
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Mark Cartier Memorial (…
 56
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Wartley's Revenge
 95
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Blasphemy
 149
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Heresy
 162
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Ring of Fire
 89
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Dreamin'
 67
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Panic Attack
 72
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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What's the name/grade of the newer sport route on the left side of the Brum Wall? Left of Chemical Ali in a large, left-leaning dihedral.


Chad Oct 6, 2014
Mike Dalby
Bend, OR
Mike Dalby   Bend, OR
Chad: I'm not sure I ever caught the name but it felt like 5.10 climbing up to a 5.11 crux. The crux comes in the last 15 feet pulling through (what appear to be) mostly man-made holds. Oct 7, 2014