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Alvin T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Barfy's Favorite T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Black Dog T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Central Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Dancing Ladies T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Forward Never Straight (a.k.a. Shade of Grey) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Greatest Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Inner Mountain Flame T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jetstream Deluxe T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Judy's Jaunt T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Keep the River Free T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Le Petit Francais T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Misty Mountain Hop T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Mr. Gone T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Not the Greatest Route (But Still Fun). T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rites of Passage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Simon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Theodore T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, 550 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: P. McGrane
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Shared By: Aaron Martinuzzi on May 30, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Rites of Passages is an unlikely-looking pitch that offers easy climbing up to a very enjoyable roof/ceiling crux sequence.

P1: Head up the low-angle face and wide crack in the large, left-facing dihedral and pull through the vertical section at its top on bomber hand jams and face holds. Continue to a belay at a tree. 5.8, 150 feet.

P2 - 4: Head up into the large, right-facing corner as for Barfy's Favorite and finish on that route, or move left into Forward Never Straight (a.k.a. Shade of Grey). To really get your money's worth, move right and finish on Judy's Jaunt.

Location

70 feet climber's right of The Greatest Route at Greyrock is a large left-facing dihedral with a bushy crack to its left. This is Rites of Passage - don't worry, it's cleaner than it looks.

Protection

Pro for the initial section is wide; the crack could take a #5 and #6 Camalot in places, but the climbing is easy and a couple well-earned hand size cam placements can be had. Bring a standard rack from nuts to #3 Camalot, optional bigger gear.

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John R. Williams
Fort Collins, CO
 
John R. Williams   Fort Collins, CO
 
Great route! can be TR from the tree with a 70 m. Leadable but we didn't. Big cams low, smaller high. Apr 17, 2011
Kevin Landolt
Fort Collins, Wyoming
 
Kevin Landolt   Fort Collins, Wyoming
 
I climbed this route the other day with Aaron and found the climbing to be similar to easy routes like Greatest, Yellow Dihedral, Simon, etc... except with a better roof (crux) sequence. Really bomber jams lead to fun easy terrain above. Another good moderate route on the SE Face. On the first pitch, avoid the bushy crack left of the corner and stick to the wide crack in the dihedral. May 31, 2010