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Abbot Arete S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Altered Boy S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
CCD S 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
Cloister Frock S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crucifix S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crystal Staircase S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Dale's Downpulling Digits Decadent Donjon S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fin Du Monde S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Going to the Chapel S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hog Heaven S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jesus on a Stick S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
La Maudite S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Monastic Groove S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Moving to Montana S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mystery Route S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
No Mystery Here S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pandora's Pebble Pinching Party Palace S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Simplexity S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Southern Hospitality S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Steeple, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stone Smoked Porter S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Table Wine S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Trois Pistoles S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Two Buck Chuck S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown [Outer Gates] S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 5, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Crucifix is a good route, but not nearly as quality as its neighbor, The Steeple. Start on the thin spire to the left of No Mystery Here (5.7). This route is on the right (uphill side) of the spire. Follow a bolted line up which joins the Steeple (left) for the last 3 bolts.

Protection

9 or 10 bolts, 2-bolt anchor with chains at the top.

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Ed Krejcik
Broomfield, CO
  5.9+
Ed Krejcik   Broomfield, CO
  5.9+
Led this route on my first trip to The Monastery today, as a warm-up. Then I led Fin du Monde. I found Crucifix sketchier and more committing than Fin du Monde...just saying.... Sep 2, 2017
Eric Thomas
Colorado
  5.10a
Eric Thomas   Colorado
  5.10a
This is not a 5.8. I'm all for old school whatever ratings...blah, blah, whatever, but if the route to the left (The Steeple) is also a 5.8, then you guys are just a bunch of sandbaggers. Please keep the ratings consistent.

In regards to the loose bolts, I found only one spinner, but the anchors looked shiny and new. I would, however, be slightly scared at falling on this, since the rock is extra sharp and could scrape you up pretty badly. Jul 6, 2014
Nate Oakes  
 
Lots of tiny crimps. Your toes will throb. Resist the urge to head right of the bolts. Jun 11, 2007