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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: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Eric Stroud, Gordon Douglass 1988
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Shared By: Ben Folsom on Jul 18, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This is definitely a "sporty" route! Two bolts for protection. Start below the first bolt and climb directly up beneath it. Tricky climbing passes the bolt to another bolt (don't fall clipping #2). The climbing eases above bolt #2. Continue on to the Invocation Anchor. Despite the "sporty" nature of the route, if you climb solid at the grade, the two bolts are exactly adequate protection.

Location

This is the direct start to "Invocation". The route starts just left of "Crown of Thorns" on the right side of the Watchtower.

Protection

2 bolts + 2 bolt/chain anchor.

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Ben Folsom  
 
I took a couple falls on that bolt figuring out the move a few weeks ago. I'm sure it's okay, but I was pretty relieved each time it caught. A very worthy candidate for replacement IMO. It looks like it would be easy to pull and redrill the same hole. This one should definitely be on the list. It's a great variation with a big move. Aug 7, 2009
Boissal
Small Lake, UT
  5.11c PG13
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
  5.11c PG13
That thing is hard. I'd describe it as spooky 10+ to a burly V3 crux then easy but scary climbing above. Very in your face from the start with a scary deadpoint and big moves. I brought a pad and felt somewhat OK with it.
The crux seems to be height dependent although people with solid footwork might not be bothered.

Candidate for a bolt update? That 1st one is starting to spin, the part of the sleeve that is visible is way rusty and seems bent. Aug 7, 2009