Avg: 3 from 1 vote
Routes in Cecilia Wall
|Intransience T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R|
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|Page Views:||170 total, 38/month|
|Shared By:||Phil Schuld on Jul 31, 2017|
DescriptionThe right side of the Cecilia wall is an inauspicious, black shield of sandstone, overhung for most of its 100-foot height. This area, like the rest of the Cecilia Wall, is devoid of the voluptuous orange features more commonly found lower on the Mount. Instead, sharp, blocky holds and thin seams are the predominating features. Intransience goes straight up the middle of this wall and is entirely gear-protected. The safety rating is well-deserved, especially since the hardest sections also felt like the most serious. I'll add more information in a comment below if more beta is desired.
Start between a large detached flake and the wall itself at a seam leading to an obvious traverse. Boulder up and make a bold and difficult traverse to the right, then head straight up to a letterbox slot and great gear. A fall between the traverse and the letterbox slot would likely put you back on the ground from about 25-30' up.
Continue more easily up blocky terrain to another rightward traverse on a shelf. Try to decide which uninspiring seams should take your uninspiring micro-gear while keeping the pump at bay. Launch off the shelf into difficult, pumpy face moves on impeccable holds as that shallow RP disappears below your feet. As you get higher, the angle and difficulty ease off and good protection becomes a possibility again. Top out and build a belay.
LocationThe right side of the Cecilia Wall. The letterbox and traverse should be easily recognized from the ground.
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