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Chariots of Fire
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Routes in Central Quarry Wall
|Chalk of Destiny, The T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Chariots of Fire T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Ecylias T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Incongruous T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Last Rites T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Mayachulla T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Moon Shadow T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Quarantine, The T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Quarrel, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Rite of Passage T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Sidewinder T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Stochasticity T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Sunrise T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Synchronicity T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Unknown T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C0|
|Type:||Trad, 170 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||501 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Skyeler Congdon on May 15, 2009|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionProbably the steepest crack in the canyon! Chariots of Fire is the splitter immediately right of Sidewinder. In fact, halfway or so up the first pitch it is possible to move left to a good rest on Sidewinder. The first crux, for me at least, was trying to get back into the Chariots' crack after this rest. Steep bouldery moves protected by small, sparse pro lead to another rest before the second crux: slightly overhanging, thin hands/rattly fingers. An amazing line and a proud tick for sure.
The second pitch is not nearly as classic and most parties will be satisfied to rap off the chains after pitch 1. To finish, climb straight up off the belay, gain a juggy flake traverse out right, then make 5.8 moves without pro around an arete to the right.
To descend from the top, rap Moon Shadow, 10 ft to the left. 200ft.
LocationLocate Moon Shadow and Sidewinder. This climbs ascends the next crack to the right of Sidewinder. The classic, thin hands splitter at the top of the first pitch will be obvious from the ground.
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