Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Craig Reason
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Shared By: Tom Rangitsch on Jul 7, 2008
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Endeavor to Persevere tackles the arete on the right side of the Killer Cave. The crux involves hard bouldering to the fourth bolt, probably v8, with the hardest part passing the 4th bolt.

Start on a large boulder, under the roof, on a side pull and a pinch. Jump up to a right hand jug, then surf out to a 4 finger gaston pocket with your left hand. Next you go up right to a vertical three finger pocket. The left hand stops at an intermediate crimp and then up to the clipping hold, a left hand crimp/pocket. Make a hard clip off this hold, then dead point off of it and a right mono, locking off to a right hand pinch/crimp with poor feet. Next go up to the undercling crack and rest here. Falling at the fourth clip would require an attentive belayer to keep you off the large boulder at the base.

There is another 13a crux pulling over the overhang onto the main part of the arete between bolt 6 and 8. It is difficult to clip bolt 8. Make sure you have good beta for this section as it sucks to fall here after having done the difficult entry numerous times (personal experience). There is a decent shake to the left of bolt 9. A 5.12 move a few bolts higher keeps you honest on the redpoint burn.

A variation called Dr. Endeavor (5.13a) skips the boulder problem at the bottom by climbing the first 3 bolts of Bush Doctor and then traversing to the right out the underclings to meet up with the 5th bolt. This is a 3 star route in its own right.


bolts, all of which are in situ.
Jonathan Siegrist
his truck
Jonathan Siegrist   his truck
This is an exceptional climb with wicked position. Boulder problem at the bottom is burly! the first few bolts are the crux, but several other moves along the way could easily spit off those pumped. Rests are not amazing but come here and there, just in time. All of 5.13c for sure. May 23, 2009
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
Gets my vote as the best hard sport route in the Lander area. Has a bit of everything and requires a number of diverse abilities to send. Mar 30, 2010
Scott W
Flagstaff, AZ
Scott W   Flagstaff, AZ
I hope you've been practicing your one arm lock offs on monos... Apr 25, 2011
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
Hmm, I think you might have some bad beta ;) Apr 25, 2011
Opened by Craig Reason Jun 17, 2014
DB Cee
Chattanooga, TN
DB Cee   Chattanooga, TN
No mono lock moves at all. Best in Sinks! Mar 20, 2016