Type: Sport
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 19, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Closed October 11th-14th, 2018 Details

Description

Shortly before the drainage enters the main canyon from the right at Captain America is a cluster of slightly longer than average routes. Persephone is one of this cluster and is interesting inasmuch as it climbs to something of a distinct "peak" (right, peak bagging at Penitente). Typified by thin edges and a few shallow pockets, Persephone kicks up enjoyable moves on excellent stone. Climbing is largely continouous with no single move uniquely difficult, while most of the moves tick in at 5.10/5.11. Worth a deuce for the stone, the continuity, the rationale pro, and the "peak".

Protection

Seven or eight draws and a rope.

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Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10c
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10c
fantastic line. hardest moves are off the deck. very fun jugs getting to the anchors. Apr 18, 2005
NEH
  5.11a/b
NEH  
  5.11a/b
I recommend topping this out and enjoying the view of the canyon from this interesting feature. Be careful up top the "jugs" sound a bit hollow. May 16, 2011
Jesse Morehouse
CO
  5.10c/d
Jesse Morehouse   CO
  5.10c/d
A great climb - long, varied and great moves. I would hate to fall prior to clipping the 3rd bolt on the arete though, since you would eat slabbage in a very nasty way. And. I just gotta say, if you think this is 5.11 dont climb in the SPlatte, the desert, West Virginia, etc.... You would get really scared there. Apr 24, 2012
William Mondragon  
  5.11b
Choss that got cleaned. Aug 23, 2012