Finding Religion on the Spiral
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Routes in Notchtop
|Direct South Ridge T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Finding Religion on the Spiral T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Instant Clarification (AKA Rap Route) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Laid Back (a.k.a. NE Ridge) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Mornin' T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Optimismus T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Relief Train T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Religion T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Spiral Route T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Topnotch T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|White Room T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 160 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Matt Juth/Marshall Massaro|
|Page Views:||566 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Juth on Jul 7, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route is located at the start of the second half of Religion (off the Spiral ledge). It is basically a direct route that can be used to skip the traversing pitches.
From the block, follow a flake up and right to an old bail biner. Pull the small roof and head into the large, left-facing corner. Climb the corner until you reach a large ledge on the right and belay. For the next pitch go left into a large gully system and climb over to the rest of religion.
Although the features are striking the rock is not the best. The lower portion is exfoliating, and the corner has some lichen on the face, and a loose, quartz dike on the overhanging, right wall. The pro is sparse in the corner, and the loose quartz doesn't make for the most secure stem.
This may not be a first ascent. Someone at least bailed off the lower portion. There were no signs of anyone getting higher. Maybe an old aid route?
ProtectionThe crack in the dihedral looks bigger than it is. Yellow and Red Aliens are quite nice to have. Otherwise the pro for Religion is fine.
The middle portion is a bit runout.
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