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Routes in South and West Faces of Ceremonial Rock

Ceremonial Traverse V0 4
Christian's Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Edge Route, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
South Face T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown 1968
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Shared By: Rick Shull on Oct 23, 2006
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Clean face with horizontal and diagonal cracks. Though most often toproped, this climb is easily protectable and is a fun lead on excellent rock.


The South Face route is located just to the left of the summit stairs. Walk off.


Small to medium cams. 2 bolt anchor.
Following on this route as a beginner was a lot of fun, and allowed plenty of chances for practicing technique. Lots of branches from adjacent tree to climb through in one section. Feb 9, 2015
One of the bolt hangers is currently missing so bring a thick sling to back up to the post. Jan 3, 2015
Matthias Holladay
Shiprock, Navajolands
Matthias Holladay   Shiprock, Navajolands
Hmmnn... another recollection: In the corridor which leads to the steps up Ceremonial, we did a repeat of an old route which ascends the face on the right as one is going up. It was mossy, but had good holds and an exciting finish. If I remember right, one can scramble off the top from the north side of this same formation... May 22, 2014
Floyd Hayes
Floyd Hayes  
I led it onsight but it wasn't a picnic. The start was a bit wet and slick, and I nearly grounded when my foot buttered off after placing my first piece. The holds were dirty and often filled with leaves, so I had to clean the cracks before placing gear. Once I pulled out a big clump of grass! Climbing through the tree branches was unaesthetic. I thought it had some tricky moves for 5.6. Jul 30, 2013