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Beef Jerky T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Benediction T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Broken Serenity T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Confessional, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crown of Thorns S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dark Rose S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dirge, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Double Cross T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Extreme Unction T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feels like Nadine T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Final Prayer Variation T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Fire and Brimstone T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fishlips T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fortress T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Garden of Eden T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hellfire Variation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Holy Grail T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hungry for Heaven S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Inner Light TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Invocation S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Outer Darkness T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Reach the Beach T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Revelation, The S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Rosary, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spirit Prison S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Total X T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Total X 2 T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: L. Ellison, C. Buckland, 1982
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Shared By: grk10vq on Jul 16, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Say your prayers? Naaaah, you can save them. The Rosary offers salvation so you won't need any Hail Marys.

Zig zag up big steps and blocks following a hand crack to a small ledge. Climb above another set of blocks and hit a steep face split by a fingertip seam. Pop in some gear and fire this first crux. Finish about 10 feet above at another resting ledge. From this point two options exist, the left exit is a clean, shallow diheral, and the right is a steeper, more brittle, but slightly easier squeeze. Take some time here to reflect upon your spiritual growth and remark on past flails, when in doubt: Choose The Right.
Build an anchor above using a tree and cracks. Walk off to the west.

Overall The Rosary
is a well-protected route that offers a nice variety of moves separated by two good rests. The route can be a bit of a grunt, but climbs pretty solid rock and goes into the shade rather early. The best time to climb The Rosary is on Easter, Lent, or Palm Sunday.

Location

The Rosary is just before the Fortress Area of The Watchtower It sits tucked away in a north facing corner just right of Spirit Prison.

Protection

A single rack to a #3 bd, stoppers, slings, and a cordelette. BYOA.

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Garret Nuzzo-Jones
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Garret Nuzzo-Jones   Salt Lake City, UT
 
Accidentally skipped the fingertip crack since it looked like a dirty seam at first glance. The more obvious line is the 5.6 corner on the right. Exiting through the right flare/chimney is a definite grunt but not terribly difficult. Bring some long slings, the trees are a bit back from the top. Sep 20, 2013
triznuty
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10a
triznuty   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10a
Worth doing once. I'd even do it again too see if can find a better belay up top. The upper crack is were the real funs at. Couple interesting moves getting over to it from the wide crack as well... Standard rack works well. We hiked off the top. Jul 17, 2009