Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Bruce Rogers, Rob Robinson - 1985
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Shared By: Danny Inman on Dec 8, 2006
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

Take the large left-facing corner using the crack and face to a leftward traverse towards the top (crux) finish at chains. Overall, this route is great with interesting and diverse moves, good rests, and an exciting finish.

Location

After turning right at the waterfall follow the trail a short ways. Passages takes a very obvous large left-facing corner. See pic for a visual.

Protection

Standard rack. The bottom section will take some larger pieces (i.e., # 4 WC Friend or equivalent). Save some mid-sized stoppers and small cams for the top.
saxfiend
Decatur, GA
  5.8
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
  5.8
This excellent route is seriously underrated with just one star in the Cragger; I think it's even better than Prerequisite. Solid 5.8 lead with great gear placements (at least until you get near the top). Loads of fun! Jan 1, 2007
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
  5.8
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
  5.8
I'd say there's no reason for a "+" on this one. Great route for fledgling .8 leaders. Great gear, easy to place @ crux, etc... Feb 12, 2007
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426  
Tricky crux pro for the novice mebbe... Mar 20, 2007
nickpoppel  
 
Great climb with good gear. Great crack, face and roof moves. Bring a long runner to manage rope drag. 3-4 star worthy for sure. Sep 29, 2009
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
 
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
 
Passages is one of the best 5.8's I have done anywhere. It feels like a perfect rock climb. Jan 2, 2011
Alex Rogers
Sydney, Australia
  5.8
Alex Rogers   Sydney, Australia
  5.8
Excellent route, crux is full value Sep 12, 2011
Cody Bradford
Boone, NC
  5.8
Cody Bradford   Boone, NC
  5.8
Great 5.8!
Did not anticipate the crux near the finish, and therefore did not bring the gear. Makes for a pretty spicy top out! If you are not confident in placing good gear, be extra careful in the roofs. Jun 19, 2012
Michael Smith
Framingham, MA
  5.8
Michael Smith   Framingham, MA
  5.8
the route is absolutely fantastic. however, i will say the gear at the top is tough. definitely could scare a beginner. get on it though. Oct 28, 2012
Chopper  
The crux is protected by a yellow alien or similar size piece. A local told me to save this piece
for the top when it gets blank and to look out left for a matchbox car slot. I figured its only fair to pass this along. Oct 6, 2013
eli poss
Durango, Co
 
eli poss   Durango, Co
 
a red tri-cam protects the crux perfectly. A black will also do, but a red would work better. Dec 31, 2015
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
A beautiful climb! Interesting moves and a smooth lead. Up top has a little bite for sure. I didn't find the secret slot for pro, so I was pretty far above my last gear. All good though, just be relaxed, the moves are there. Feb 26, 2018
eli poss
Durango, Co
 
eli poss   Durango, Co
 
Russ, if my memory serves me, there is a little pocket/horizontal thing where you can get some gear before the crux near the finish. It's on the face a little bit left of the crack and roof. I placed both a black tricam and a yellow WC zero nested but I think a red tricam would have been perfect in a different section of the pocket Mar 2, 2018
David Kerkeslager
New Paltz, NY
  5.8
David Kerkeslager   New Paltz, NY
  5.8
I protected the top with a micro nut and a black tricam, but neither was spectacular. Would not have wanted to fall at the crux at all. I wouldn't recommend this for someone new to the grade. 6 days ago