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Routes in Upper Theology Crag

Beggar's Banquet S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Fade to Black S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Frizzle Fry S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
No Man Knows the Hour S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Titanium Albatross S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Trial of Faith TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Trouble With Normal, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unnamed (Water Jump Start) TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed 5.12a S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unnamed 5.9 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: TR, 60 ft
FA: FTR Menzo Baird, Kevin Brown, 1987
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Shared By: andy patterson on Oct 16, 2007
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

A striking (and overhanging) crack that starts at hands and tapers to fingers. After the thin stuff, the holds taper off into nothingness... any takers?

Location

In between Beggar's Banquet and The Trouble With Normal.

Protection

Use Beggar's Banquet anchors. Trial of Faith is normally a TR, but a lead wouldn't be out of the question¬ójust ill-advised.


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Brian Paden
Goleta CA
Brian Paden   Goleta CA
My bad on the comment. I mistook another route to be trial by faith. I took a picture of it and posted it in the seven falls area. It is not the route to the right of leviticus though. It's closer to trouble with normal. Sep 24, 2010
steve edwards
SLC, UT
steve edwards   SLC, UT
You would not be retrobolting this route since it's not a route. A TR half way up a wall is not an FA. It's just noted for historical sake. I never worked on this route because there are so many birds living in the crack in the spring but it's probably one of the cooler lines left to do in the area. It would probably not disturb them to have a voluntary spring closure. However, before I added any hardware I'd make sure the bit above the crack is climbable. Sep 1, 2010
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
Brian is (I think) thinking of the crack just to the right of Leviticus, which you encounter before even getting to the Theology Crag. Jun 28, 2010
Nick Sullens
Yosemite/ Bishop
Nick Sullens   Yosemite/ Bishop
I believe this climb is still awaiting a free ascent hence no retrobolting. I think Brian might be thinking of a different crack in the canyon as there are bolts on the top of this crag and no tree to rap from. Apr 27, 2010
Jon Hanlon   SLO
If you are unwilling to TR or lead the route, you could fix a temporary line from above to allow you to climb to the end of the crack (and beyond), clipping preplaced knots. You could even lower from the end of the crack if you don't want to finish the climb.

This would be better than retrobolting a route that has obviously seen at least one free ascent. Apr 26, 2010
Nick Sullens
Yosemite/ Bishop
Nick Sullens   Yosemite/ Bishop
Anyone ever considered putting an anchor where the crack ends? This looked like it would be an amazing (kinda scary as well) lead, except for the 15 foot blank section above the crack. I'll help if anyone is interested. Apr 26, 2010
Brian Paden
Goleta CA
Brian Paden   Goleta CA
I've freed this climb. I didn't realize it was an established route or anything. Left a rap ring at the top slung to the tree(pro: camalots #1,2,3 and a few stoppers for the top section) Apr 6, 2010
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
As hinted in the description, I'm pretty sure this climb awaits a FFA. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong. Kudos to the stalwart spirit who attempts to place gear on this line. Jul 1, 2008