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Armaggedon T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
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Grand Finale T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b C2 R
Highway 61 T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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MOE T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mines of Moria T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a C2
Mordor Wall, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b C2
Pendulum Route T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13
Slippery Corner (Apocalypse / Diagonal Variation) T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 175 ft, 3 pitches
FA: strand/mallery/callaghan
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Shared By: john strand on Oct 30, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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The climbing is not that brilliant but the situation is awesome ! 3 short pitches ABOVE the Pendulum roof. Established "top-down", the last pitch was done first etc; The last sequence is the crux, some thinnish face past a bolt.
P1 move right past a bolt to a widening crack and tree/bolt belay 50' 9+ P2over a bulge (bolts) then thin moves (tcu) and a ramp to a nice ledge (thin belay- use the rap rope for back-up)5.10 P3 up a nice flake to stance with a bolt, thin moves past this to the top 45' 10c.


Approach as for Airaton etc, then go left along tha cliff edge for about 200' to trees atop a short slab.Rap 165' to a small ledge with bolts at the lip of a big overhang. Make sure to knot the rope !!! You will be about 25' right of the Pendulum roof


some thin gear and maybe one big cam for pitch one.Small tcu's are key.Some bolts, all in all pretty good pro.


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john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
That one could be an original !! '82, but good gear below. Aug 6, 2012
Jason Denver
  5.11a PG13
Jason Denver  
  5.11a PG13
I thought the bolts were pretty legit looking. The bolt on the last pitch was probly the oldest looking one if i remember right, but it wasnt too worrying imo. Aug 5, 2012
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
It is more like 11A.. but.
Have the bolts been replaced ???? Aug 5, 2012
Jason Denver
  5.11a PG13
Jason Denver  
  5.11a PG13
Pretty decent climbing in a tremendous position. The first pitch is sooo airy. I felt like the start of the seconed pitch was the crux for me. Cool boulder problem that felt like 5.11-. Good route to experience free climbing this section of cathedral at a reasonable grade. Aug 4, 2012
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
Cool- I bet it got pretty dirty over the years. It's actually a pretty fun route. Jan 2, 2010
this was recently scrubbed and is very clean, go on an get it. Dec 29, 2009