Avg: 2 from 1 vote
Routes in Cathedral Wall
|Altar Boy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Big Easy, The T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Blackstar T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Dalke Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Flying Nun T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Jagged Arch T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Kor Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Lever Action T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Pew, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Running With The Bulls T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R|
|Sublime Buttress T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R|
|Tourist Tragedy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Tourist Tragedy Too T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Winchester T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 900 ft, 6 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Greg Sievers, John Tormelheto, Dan Capalini, 7/1996|
|Page Views:||129 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Greg Sievers on Nov 23, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionWhen we couldn't quite find the start of Winchester, we followed the obvious, slanting crack, which just led us to wonderful terrain.
P1: ascend a thin, smooth seam that angles up and right, 5.9R.
P2: start out on the right then pierce thru easy overhangs. Continue up and left, and up and left through the 'inverted staircase'. It looks much scarier than it is, 5.8.
P3: climb the very steep, left-facing dihedral ending on a rounded dome-like top of a pillar.
P5: broken rock yields easier terrain and ends on a very large ledge.
P6: walk around to the left/south side of the buttress, and choose a chimney that will take you to the summit.
Walk off to the west and drop into The Gash for the long way back or scramble north onto the top of the 4th buttress and find zig-zag descent shared with the gully to the south and a 3rd to 4th class descend to the base.
I will fill in these details as soon as I find my damn notes.