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Better to Light a Candle than to Curse the Darkness V5 6C
Celestial Trail V0- 4- PG13
Cross Roads V0+ 4+
Crossed Paths V1 5 PG13
Donkey Boy V0+ 4+ PG13
Heavenly Path V1 5 PG13
High Road V0 4 PG13
Path V-easy 3
Unknown V1 5
Which Road V-easy 3
Type: Boulder, 25 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Dennis on Jul 20, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb jugs to a large hueco/undercling. Pull onto the the slab for an exciting finish on crimps. Beautiful.

Location

West face of the 'Heavenly Path Boulder' which will be on your right as you hike in on the main trail. Lots of other nice easy lines can be found in the neighborhood.

Protection

Pads.
Fat Dad
Los Angeles, CA
Fat Dad   Los Angeles, CA
Great problem, though I agree that the V1 rating is probably more appropriate for the commitment factor. Lots of inexperienced climbers throwing themselves on this, some of whom look really sketch on the upper part. Saw a strong dude grunt and shake his way up the upper face without without even placing his feet. Had to look away. Bring pads. There's a small boulder sticking out of the ground near the base that a local told me someone had fallen on recently and broken their spine. Dec 25, 2016
Jake Dickerson
Lander, WY
 
Jake Dickerson   Lander, WY  
 
Awesome beautiful climb! Beginners be aware, bad falls do happen on this! Aug 24, 2015
Abner
  V0+ PG13
Abner  
  V0+ PG13
Easy but if you are not confident in your footwork or highballs please bring a couple pads and a spotter. A guy the other day was climbing alone, and if it wasn't for my friend and I running to spot him he would of smacked his head on the ground. Dec 2, 2013
cbtacy
  V1 R
cbtacy  
  V1 R
Ultra classic. Great line, great movement.

Probably V0+ to repeat, but the slight mental battle to commit to the slab makes it V1 first time around.

Must do! Aug 11, 2013
akforty7
seattle, wa
akforty7   seattle, wa
intense high ball until you actually commit to the move and then it was straight forward and holds exactly where you need them over the lip.

take a up a collection for pads if it makes you feel better, no one will deny you the added foam. Apr 29, 2009
Jairo Villa
Chicago, Illinois
 
Jairo Villa   Chicago, Illinois
 
Heavenly Path is an amazing problem! It's an easy climb up with just one move extending up with your right hand that adds thrill to this problem. Once you commit it's an easy climb to victory. Mar 11, 2016
Aron Quiter
Oakland, CA
Aron Quiter   Oakland, CA  
No way was this chipped. There was probably some loose edges on top of the existing holes, which broke off during cleaning with hands on the first ascent, or with feet on the 10,000 sends this route has seen since. It's not a V1, but it is REALLY fun! Jan 2, 2012
AWinters
NH
  V0 PG13
AWinters   NH  
  V0 PG13
I don't think these edges were chipped. Most of them are actually micro "flakes" and you can't really manufacture a flake (unless you're very talented and have too much time on your hands). This face is just blessed with perfect edges (look at 'Celestial Trail' to the right) and I completely agree with Will S, this is 5.9/.10a tops.. Aug 16, 2011
Colonel Mustard
Sacramento, CA
 
Colonel Mustard   Sacramento, CA
 
Great problem, much easier once committed to as noted above.

Re: Peter's comment, I didn't get the feeling the holds were manufactured at all while up there. Of course, I was just focusing on the climb at that point. I don't see why anybody would manufacture holds on a V1? May 29, 2011
Peter Franzen
Phoenix, AZ
  V1 PG13
Peter Franzen   Phoenix, AZ  
  V1 PG13
What is the general feeling regarding whether this problem is chipped/manufactured?

I find it extremely unlikely that there is a perfectly spaced ladder of horizontal edges in the black patina (with a light scar above each one) right above the huge jug.

It's a great problem, but more than any other line here I suspect some manufacturing went into it. Mar 4, 2010
Will S
Joshua Tree
  V0- PG13
Will S   Joshua Tree
  V0- PG13
A fantastic problem for the area, but nowhere near V1/.11-. If this were on a route, it'd be about 5.10a, if that. Dec 6, 2008
Heavenly Path is a great problem. DrTopo.com, however, is a site that collects advertisement money by ripping off other people's topos, like they did with Mick Ryan's Bishop topos. Take a look if you like, but if you find the topos useful, please purchase Bishop Bouldering by Mick Ryan and Wills Young and support the guys who actually did the work of putting these topos together.

PS, try Heavenly Path in the full moon sans pad or spotter for a little extra excitement, and revel in the heavenly glory! Aug 3, 2007