Type: Sport, 700 ft, 7 pitches, Grade II
FA: Paul Irby, Ramon Huerga, Ismael Garza, Ed & Tami Wright, 2002
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Shared By: Matt Richardson on Apr 21, 2007
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Description

This route is consistent for the grade in Mexico The first two pitches go at 10a with the first pitch ending at the top of a distinct pillar. The third pitch goes at 10c with thin face moves to easier crack. If you jam, expect blood since this is sharp limestone!

The fourth pitch eases up at 9 and the final hard pitch follows at 10c. This fifth pitch is definitely the crux as there is a major pump factor from the previous four pitches. The business starts off the belay with thin face moves to a roof. The route eases up after surmounting the roof.

The sixth pitch goes at easy 9 and the 7th is a total choss pile with a grade of 5.7. Despite the lackluster climbing on the final pitch it is a must do - this long pitch ends at the top of the Sense of Religion wall straddling the fin. From here, you have a view of The Conundrums, La Ola and other walls to the north. Be careful not to pull off any of the large and unstable rocks on others below when finishing this pitch.

Most belays are hanging which makes for an uncomfortable day, but this route is well worth it. Due to the quality of the route, it sees a lot of ascents. I would recommend getting up early for this one to beat the crowds.

Location

The route is located uphill on the Lower Sense of Religion and is identifiable by a large pillar.

Protection

Being a newer Potrero route, this route is well bolted relative to others such as Jungle Mountaineering and Emilio's Posse. This route can be done easily with a 60 m rope; however, use the bolts located halfway down the last pitch if all you have is a 60 as you will have to do some down climbing if you try to go the full distance.
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.10
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
  5.10
"and the 7th is a total choss pile with a grade of 5.7. Despite the lackluster climbing on the final pitch it is a must do - this long pitch ends at the top of the Sense of Religion wall straddling the fin."

Well said and I agree. The lower pitches on this route are fantastic with some wonderful movement on good rock. It would be a four-star classic if it weren't for the final 1.5 pitches. Still, a very nice route. A 70m rope makes getting down much easier and less scary. Jan 4, 2008
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
 
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
 
The first 5 pitches make for one of the best multipitch moderates at the Potrero. Jan 5, 2008
Matt Richardson
Longmont, CO
  5.10c
Matt Richardson   Longmont, CO  
  5.10c
A 70 m definitely takes the sting out of the rap on the last pitch - or maybe some foresight. I managed to miss the rap station half way down and had to down climb a bit to get to the rap station at the top of the sixth pitch. Apr 18, 2008
Blake Summers
Park City, Utah
  5.10c
Blake Summers   Park City, Utah
  5.10c
A must do for some great moderate climbing. Final pitches are choss but worth the top out! Dec 11, 2009
adam970  
the description says the that route is consistent with the grade in Mexico. Is the grading typically easier or harder? Aug 8, 2010
Mike Holley
Boone, NC
 
Mike Holley   Boone, NC
 
Totally Worth A go!! Every Pitch is stellar and sustained and very very fun!! If you are going to link pitches do so with a 70m. Some Thoughtful beta, Don't climb it with a party of three on a hot day, ekkk!! A Must do fun stuff!! Jan 10, 2012
Shire-mon
Moab, UT / Boone, NC
Shire-mon   Moab, UT / Boone, NC
Great fun. I agree with MIke though, dont get convinced into trudging up that thing with three people on a hot day! Still fun. May 31, 2012
Molly Zhu
New york
 
Molly Zhu   New york
 
We used a 60m rope and were a few ft short to reach one of the rappel anchors. We reached the two questionable bolts slightly above the anchor and left behind a carabiner to rappel. Nov 17, 2015
DrRockso
Red River Gorge, KY
 
DrRockso   Red River Gorge, KY
 
What a view from the top!! Jan 13, 2016
Izzy K.
Jackson, WY
 
Izzy K.   Jackson, WY
 
If 5.10 is the grade you're looking for, you must do this route!!! Very enjoyable climbing with not a single bad pitch. Even the run out to the top was fun -- blocky rock but pretty dang sturdy.

I don't agree with the previous comments about "choss" at the top...at least not the crumbly, low-quality stuff I think of as choss.

BEAUTIFUL SUMMIT.

It would not be enjoyable to have people rappelling off over you (or to rappel over another party on your way out). Just hit it in June like I did and you'll surely be the only climbers on it slash the whole park. ;)

The pitches are long and we did not link any. Jun 23, 2016
Got on this today- GREAT ROUTE!!!

I highly recommend linking pitches to save time.

Link 1+2, 3+4, 5+6

And then one final push to the summit, 150ft Pitch 7.

25 draws should be fine for this. Bring alpine draws- you will need them in places.

Epic summit too!!!! Dec 21, 2016
Sarah (sp?) and Olivia--I have photos of you in the mist on this route from Jan 3! PM me and I'll send along! Cheers, BC Jan 10, 2017
Seth Hogan
Frisco, Co
 
Seth Hogan   Frisco, Co
 
This climb has 2 or 3 .10c moves throughout the entire climb. It is basically a sustained 5.9 so don't let the grade scare you off. Easy to link pitches and the last pitch isn't worth doing. Pancho Villa is much better if you're looking for a more sustained 10. Jan 28, 2017
Shao Hao
  5.10c
Shao Hao  
  5.10c
Fantastic 5.10 climb. Started at 6.45am and finished in 3.5hrs. With a 70m we linked: P1+2 P3 P4+5 P6+7 Was supposed to link 3 and 4 but we got some confusion. Don't recommend 4+5 Cause that's where the roof crux is and it'll be nice if there was less rope drag, though still manageable. Recommend ~24 draws, of which maybe 6+ being alpine draws cause it'll help with drag. Super good climb for the 10 climber Jan 3, 2018
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
 
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
 
Fantastic line! Featured cracks with a great summit. If you don't consider yourself a crack climber don't let that dissuade you from getting on this route. Lots of features, hidden holds and overall coolness to use. With a 70...it easily links 1/2, 3/4, singled pitch 5 then linked 6/7. The stations were mostly small ledges and fairly comfortable, plenty of room for the easy raps on the way down. Starting pitch 6.. take a gander to your right to find several widow maker blocks balanced in a bush. #EEEK Mar 2, 2018