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Celestial Path 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a PG13

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 470', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a PG13 [details]
FA: Todd Swain, Curt Robinson, Scott Metzger & Don MacDougal May 16, 1982
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Submitted By: Gunkswest on Nov 9, 2015

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Start as for Star Trek.

P1: Same first pitch of Star Trek (5.2).
P2: Follow Star Trek's 2nd pitch around the bulge (5.5).
P3: Follow the obvious ramp up and right along the top of the steep wall below. Belay at the highest birch trees on the tree ledge (5.4; 110').
P4: Continue diagonally up and right to reach the huge tree ledge (5.3; 150').


Start as for Star Trek, up and right of Across the Universe, at the etched "ST."

See page 373 of Webster's 2nd (1987) guidebook.


Standard rack.

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By Robert Hall
From: North Conway, NH
Nov 11, 2015

Just a couple of slight clarifications: The "ST" is at the start of the 2nd pitch, (after the 5.2 pitch) and from the birch belay [end P3; but today there may be only bushes at the ledge, trees (and especially Birch trees) sort of "come-and-go" with avalanches on Willard] to the Big Tree Ledge is more like 300 ft of climbing (2 pitches) not 150 ft. However, you do get to a lower, smaller tree ledge in the "150 ft".

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