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Classic Climbs for *Cathedral Ledge


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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 281
Upper Refuse
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a C2
 3
Mines of Moria
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 455
Thin Air
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b C2+
 22
The Mordor Wall
Trad, Aid 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 286
Fun House
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 176
Kiddy Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 204
Toe Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 28
Final Gesture
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
The Ides of March
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 165
Black Lung
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 23
Thinner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Fun House Left
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
The Roof aka The Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 225
Bombardment
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 98
Turner's Flake
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 185
The Saigons
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Pooh
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 15
Repulsion
Trad 4 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 261
Pine Tree Eliminate
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
Three Birches
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 6
Diagonal
Trad 4 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 52
Lookout Crack
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 26
Little Feat
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Raising The Roof
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 86
Retaliation
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 263
Recompense
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 200
Bird's Nest
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 167
The Beast Flake
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 300
They Died Laughing
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 70
Layton's Ascent
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 137
Chicken Delight
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Merrill's Variation
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 82
Double Vee
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Another Pretty Face
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Antline
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Freedom
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Age Before Beauty
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 144
Nutcracker
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
The Prow finish
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Windfall
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Missing Link
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 170
The Book of Solemnity
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
The Liger
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 158
Diedre
Trad 5 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 5
Lancelot Link/ Secret Chimp
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Book of Solemnibeast (variation…
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 49
Rapid Transit
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Black Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Bail Safe
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Youth Challenge
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 45
Nomad Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 126
The Slot
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 41
Intimidation
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Ventilator
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Alcove Cracks
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Thresher
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Lichen It a Lot
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Division of Labour
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 4
Webster's Unabridged
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 137
Airation
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 86
Recluse
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 53
Lichen Delight
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 14
Dresden
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Lights in the Forest
Trad, Sport 6 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 12
Jack The Ripper
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 42
Camber
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Starfire (Yo-Yo)
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Wild
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Abrakadabra
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
The Arete.
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
 4
Kill Your Television
Trad, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
 10
Western Lady/ California Girls
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Off the Hook
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 10
Play Misty
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
The Faux Pas Arete
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Once Upon A Climb
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Ego Trip
Sport 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Reach the Sky
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Peanut Gallery Flake
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
Fisting Jon (AKA Leafspring)
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 4
Angel's Freeway
Trad 5 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 19
Budapest
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13
 4
Pendulum Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm
Trad 6 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Wildabeast
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 66
The Prow
Trad 6 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Underground
Trad 4 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 4
Graverobber
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Jolt
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
Women in Love
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
The Possessed
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Room with a View
Sport, TR
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 11
The Devil Made Me Dog It
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
White Eye, pitch 1
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Heather
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Tourist Treat
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Highway 61
Trad 4 pitches
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
Liquid Sky
Trad, Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Sanctuary
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 4
Difficulties be Damned
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upper Refuse Barber Wall
 281
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Mines of Moria Mordor Wall
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a C2 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
Thin Air Thin Air Face
 455
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
The Mordor Wall Mordor Wall
 22
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b C2+ Trad, Aid 5 pitches
Fun House Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 286
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Kiddy Crack N End
 176
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Toe Crack Thin Air Face
 204
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Final Gesture Barber Wall
 28
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
The Ides of March Tourist Overlook
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Black Lung Barber Wall
 165
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Thinner Thin Air Face
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
Fun House Left Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Roof aka The Corner N End
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bombardment Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 225
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Turner's Flake Thin Air Face
 98
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Saigons Thin Air Face
 185
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Pooh Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 36
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Repulsion Thin Air Face
 15
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 4 pitches
Pine Tree Eliminate Airation Buttress
 261
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Three Birches Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 81
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Diagonal Thin Air Face
 6
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 4 pitches
Lookout Crack Tourist Overlook
 52
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Little Feat Tourist Overlook
 26
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Raising The Roof N End
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Retaliation Barber Wall
 86
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Recompense Prow Area
 263
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Bird's Nest N End
 200
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Beast Flake Prow Area
 167
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
They Died Laughing N End
 300
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Layton's Ascent Barber Wall
 70
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Chicken Delight Barber Wall
 137
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Merrill's Variation N End
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Double Vee Barber Wall
 82
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Another Pretty Face Prow Area
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Antline Central Wall
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Freedom Thin Air Face
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Age Before Beauty Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Nutcracker Barber Wall
 144
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Prow finish Tourist Overlook
 32
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Windfall Thin Air Face
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Missing Link Thin Air Face
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Book of Solemnity Barber Wall
 170
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Liger N End
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Diedre Diedre Area
 158
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Lancelot Link/ Secret Chimp Thin Air Face
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Book of Solemnibeast (varia… Barber Wall
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Rapid Transit Thin Air Face
 49
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Black Crack Barber Wall
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Bail Safe N End
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Youth Challenge Barber Wall
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Nomad Crack Barber Wall
 45
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Slot N End
 126
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Intimidation Central Wall
 41
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Ventilator Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Alcove Cracks Beast Alcove & Refuse…
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Thresher N End
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Lichen It a Lot Barber Wall
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Division of Labour Mordor Wall
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Webster's Unabridged Barber Wall
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Airation Airation Buttress
 137
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Recluse N End
 86
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Lichen Delight Barber Wall
 53
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Dresden Barber Wall
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Lights in the Forest Mordor Wall
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport 6 pitches
Jack The Ripper N End
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Camber Airation Buttress
 42
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Starfire (Yo-Yo) Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Wild Beast Alcove & Refuse…
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Abrakadabra Central Wall
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
The Arete. Barber Wall
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Kill Your Television Airation Buttress
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R Trad, TR
Western Lady/ California Girls Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R Trad
Off the Hook Barber Wall
 12
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Play Misty Airation Buttress
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
The Faux Pas Arete Prow Area
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Once Upon A Climb Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Ego Trip Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Reach the Sky Airation Buttress
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Peanut Gallery Flake Prow Area
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Fisting Jon (AKA Leafspring) Lower Left Wall / Ven…
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Angel's Freeway Central Wall
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Trad 5 pitches
Budapest Diedre Area
 19
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Pendulum Route Mordor Wall
 4
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13 Trad 8 pitches
The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm Mordor Wall
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
Wildabeast Beast Alcove & Refuse…
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
The Prow Prow Area
 66
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
Underground Diedre Area
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Graverobber Barber Wall
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad, TR
Jolt Barber Wall
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Women in Love Prow Area
 18
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
The Possessed N End
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Room with a View Airation Buttress
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
The Devil Made Me Dog It Cathedral Cave
 11
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
White Eye, pitch 1 Central Wall
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Heather Airation Buttress
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Tourist Treat Airation Buttress
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Highway 61 Mordor Wall
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 4 pitches
Liquid Sky Prow Area
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad, Sport
Sanctuary Cathedral Cave
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Difficulties be Damned Mordor Wall
 4
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Trad