John Doe 3
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Routes in The Cathedral
|Aftershock T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Celestial Ascension T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Devil Tree T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|John Doe 3 T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Karmic Trace T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Mission Impossible T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Monogamy S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Nuptial Vow S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Oracle T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Painted Bird T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Skinny Len Crimps S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Son of Slab S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Swamp Cooler T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 25 ft|
|Page Views:||124 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||grk10vq on May 20, 2009|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Just left of Celestial Ascention is a zig-zagging crack with three pins. Mossy, but not chossy, this powerful and ever steepening line goes and is a fairly decent route on fairly solid rock. Questionable pins and tricky placements are the highlights of this line. Get out there and test your skills.
Start off casual, climbing up steps, cut right and work into the crack system. From here straddle a hanging block, place a piece or just gun it towards the first pin. Clip this relic and move up and slightly left through the first crux over crystals and shallow side-pulls. Reach another protruding pin and keep it together. Clip this, back it up with a small piece or nut if you choose, then fire straight up for the horizontal crack. Once here clip another deeper pin and head left climbing through the last crux to the exit over easier ground.
This short route will feel twice as long due to its insecurity. Technical, yet thuggish movement will limit the flow of climbing leaving one a little breathless and panting for protection.
Often missed, this route sits directly left of Celestial Ascention and just right of Devil Tree. It is most recognized by two prominent and jutting rusty pins.