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Routes in The Pillar of Payan

Cliptomaniac S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Just Blessed T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: FA G. Payan and J. Thompson, July 1998, FFA Jack Fieldhouse, Aug 1998
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Shared By: Peter Spindloe on Aug 27, 2008
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn

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This is the left arete at The Pillar of Payan. This is one of the longest and consistently difficult sport climbs in Squamish. The whole thing is just one long technical crux, brutally difficult to figure out initially, but it succumbs to being worked as once the moves are figured out, it's not as physical as most routes at the grade.

This route on its own is worth the trip into The Valley of Shaddai.


At least 14 bolts to a two bolt anchor. After the last bolt, the climbing gets easier, but a few cams (.5 to #2 Camalot) took the sting out of the unknown.



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