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Elevation: 1,076 ft 328 m
GPS: 37.73135, -83.63397
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Shared By: Lee Hansche on Mar 25, 2008
Admins: Shirtless Mike, DrRockso RRG, Luke Cornejo, Billy Simek
Warning Access Issue: Land Owned by Muir Valley Nature Preserve DetailsDrop down

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Primarily a steep sport climbing crag there are also a few really fun Trad lines here as well... The best of which would have to be first fall 5.9 just a nice crack climb on solid rock or you could hit the 5 star Buddha Slept 5.12a if you crank like that... The classic sport routes here are to name a few,Jesus Wept 5.12d, Triple Sec 5.13a and Immaculate Deception 5.12a(this last one isn't as brutally steep as the others...

When you arrive at the crag the first routes climb a super steep wall on Huecos but as you go around the corner to the right more routes appear these are less steep and more technical finally you get to First Fall the sweet crack that marks the end of The Sanctuary...

The sanctuary gets plenty of sun and some routes stay dry in the rain...Have Fun...

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Take the North Trail behind the barn in the main parking lot. When the trail reaches the valley floor look straight across the road for a bridge with a sign marking the trailhead for several crags. Cross the bridge and make an immediate left and follow signs for the Sanctuary. At the top of the stairs make a right and you'll find yourself in the main amphitheater for Jesus Wept, Triple Sec, etc.

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