Type: Sport, 165 ft
FA: Scott Ayers & Ray Ringle (1992)
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Shared By: Hendrixson on May 4, 2014
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

An epic endurance pitch consisting of endless technical face. This route will test your physical conditioning, crimp strength, memory for beta, and your belayer's patience.

Clip approximately four bolts before crossing Pull Me Up left-to-right. One bolt may be shared by the routes. Follow the closely spaced bolts as they veer right and upward by using small edges and crimps to gain ground. Desperate moves give way to a grungy weakness that provides a much needed respite after the crux. Summon up the energy for one last battle, clipping three bolts, before pulling onto a false summit. Three spaced bolts up easy, featured terrain lead the climber to the anchors.

While this route is no doubt amazing, it lacks the perfect rock of its neighbors such as Silmarillion. All in all a very memorable, challenging pitch.

The route is named Centennial since it was Scott Ayers' 100th FA. At 165ft the route is the entire length of a 50m rope, which may have been used at the time.

Location

Centennial starts immediately left of Pull Me Up. The two routes are approximately 50ft right and 15ft higher than Earth Angel. Centennial is the second to last sport route from the left on the main formation.

Protection

19 bolts to anchors consisting of two non-rappellable bolts with leaver biners. Two ropes are required to descend as the anchors for Earth Angel are too far away to comfortably reach. Alternatively it may be possible to walk off. Cleaning the last four bolts on rappel requires a bit of work since the route trends right.

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