Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Joe Cote and John Merrill, 1969 FFA Henry Barber and Bob Anderson, September 23, 1972
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Shared By: Ian McEleney on Jan 17, 2007
Admins: J Beta, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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The right of two diverging cracks. Climb the crack with liebacking and jamming. A little more strenuous than Chicken Delight.


Gear to 3". A tree set back 10 or 15 feet from the top makes a good anchor. Be sure to bring slings and webbing to extend it if you plan on toproping.


john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
I doubt that joe cote named it after Kor but who knows'. A climber of Kor's stature would surely deserve a better route. Henry was in his aid cleanup mode and it was probably just another 5.9 to him( he freed a lot of these routes in one weekend) Jul 12, 2008
jason seaver
Estes Park, CO
jason seaver   Estes Park, CO
My Dad, Craig, is a friend of Joe Cote's and he informed me that Joe named a few routes on Cathedral after his wife and children. Joe named his son, Layton, after Layton Kor and subsequently named this pitch after his son. Karen's Variation (5.8), to the right of Diedre, is named after his wife, and Lady Lara (5.11+ R), right of Karen's Variation, is named after his daughter. Jul 14, 2008
Warning: The big block in the middle of the route is not really attached to anything. It wobbles a bit when you stand on it. I would personally keep clear. Sep 11, 2013
Jon Po
Mahwah, NJ
Jon Po   Mahwah, NJ
A good toprope after doing Chicken Delight.. I think Chicken Delight is a higher quality climb for sure however! Jul 9, 2015
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
This is a hard, awkward climb. But so awesome. The crux is really cruxy, but there are a couple other spots that sneak up on you, in a rather strange way. Pretty freaking cool. Get ready to sweat, grunt, and bleed!!

As of 9/22/15 that loose block is still there. Not likely to come off (yet...), but still. Sep 22, 2015
This climb is burly and awkward. I love it! Jul 5, 2016