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Routes in The Vestibule

911 S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Altar Boy S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arch Crack S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Aurora S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Brasserie S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chateau Vert T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cinq Cents S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Doctors, Lawyers, and Indian Chiefs S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dreamcatcher S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Flail Mary T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Grand Cru S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Grand Ol' Opry S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Hallowed Rawl S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hyperdrive S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Inner Peace S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jagermeister S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lancet S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Like the Good Ol' Daze S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Liquid Crystal Display S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mystery Route (right of The Altar) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Name of the Rose S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Psychatomic S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Quickening, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Shortening, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Stand Up Comedy S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stolen Land S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sunday School S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Suspended Animation S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tabula Rasa S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Third Millennium S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Thunderbolt S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Tilted Tower S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wes Bound S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Windwalker S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: Lawrence Stuemke
Page Views: 1,713 total · 12/month
Shared By: chris deulen on May 23, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Gillet’s RMNP guidebook puts this at 5.12a R. I will politely disagree. Unless a hold has broken off since Stuemke’s F.A., Aurora is considerably above this rating (though one could divide it into two boulder problems, roughly V4 followed by a V6/7 respectively). The protection feels fine, and must have had a bolt added since then as well.

An aesthetic bouldery start pulls past two bolts and deposits you in front of the third and onto a standing rest. From here, reach up, clip the fourth, and begin the bulgy crux which includes heel-hooking, slapping, crimping, and a desperate final toss before one can secure the fifth clip. Short but sweet.

Location

Aurora is basically the first climb the trail leads to. After going downhill, the trail flattens out, placing you in front of this flat wall. The left of two routes (Thunderbolt is to the right) on the uphill side of the Guardian, it is a great climb to gain your bearings for the rest of the Monastery, and is just before the downhill entrance to the Vestibule.

Protection

5 bolts to 2 chain anchors.

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Jason Price
  5.12a
Jason Price  
  5.12a
This is a good route, short and bouldery. However, I think the lower and upper cruxes are more like V3 and V4, respectively, with an overall grade somewhere around 12a. This route is definitely not 12d. Jul 21, 2009
chris deulen
Castle Rock
 
chris deulen   Castle Rock
 
I'd like your beta then, bc it took me about 10 sessions of working out the upper sequence before I finally bagged it. Jun 24, 2010
bigrocs  
Onsight warmup (looks easy but deceptive), so this can not be 12d, not that strong, but 12a feels right. Great route. Jul 31, 2011

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