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Routes in The Beast Alcove and Refuse Area
|AP Treat T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Alcove Cracks T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Beast 666 T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Broken Bones (aka Piledriver) S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Browns Fist T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Cerberus T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13|
|Effigy T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Energy Crisis T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Lower Refuse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Maid in the Shade T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|On Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Reincarnation (aid), aka 0.6 (free) T A3|
|Welton's Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Whack-A-Mole T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X|
|Wild T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Wildabeast T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Trad, 40 ft|
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on Sep 30, 2008|
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DescriptionThese are not really routes on their own but I think they should have their own description because so many people do just these sections with out continuing up. Also because there is so little at Cathedral that stays dry in the rain.
That being said, down and to the left of Recompense there is an alcove that has a roof above housing two nice short cracks ending at an anchor. They both stay dry in steady rain. The right leaning crack that starts on the left is the start to a demanding 5.11+ pitch (The Beast 666).
Alcove Left Crack: (5.10c) Pretty easy to pick it out. A really nice right leaning crack that is a little harder than it looks but it protects well and gets you a workout on a rainy day. If it is dry and you are strong, continue out the roof and in to the off width above at 5.11+.
Alcove Right Crack: (5.10a) This line doesn't look as perfect at first glance but is a technical good time and might work better for you if the more powerful left crack shut you down. Climb the corner with perfect pro and interesting moves to a perplexing finish on to a good stance. Same anchor as above route.