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Centurion 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 6 pitches, 550'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jamie Chong, Conny Amelunxen 2013
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Submitted By: Sean Godwin on Mar 30, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Centurion topo (click "view full size")

Description 

A rare moderate multi-pitch sport route in Squamish! Tucked away above Chek and Conroy Forest Road, Centurion offers beautiful views and great exposure. You're almost guaranteed to be by yourself on this route (for now!).

Sun from mid-morning onwards. Can get windy.

P1: 5.10a (felt 5.9), 30m, 10 bolts
P2: 5.8 (felt 5.7), 30m, 3 bolts
P3: 5.10b (felt 5.10b), 28m, 12 bolts
P4: 5.10c (felt 5.10b/c), 24m, 8 bolts
P5: 5.10a (felt 5.10a), 27m, 8 bolts
P6: 5.10a (felt 5.10a), 30m, 11 bolts

Click here to view the topo (print it off!). Use your runners / long draws well on P1, P3, and P4.

CAUTION: Wear a helmet on this route at all times. It's been fairly well cleaned, but it hasn't seen a huge number of ascents yet and rockfall is still a potential issue.

Location 

Approach is approximately one hour. See topo for details.

Protection 

Bring 12 quickdraws and 4 long draws. Bolted anchors with rings/chains.


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By Lindsay Randall
Jul 5, 2017
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Oh my goodness... this was one of the best multipitch sport climbs I have done in a long time. The climbing is great, the view is incredible and there's only one throw-away pitch. Now that the road conditions are improving, I imagine this will end up completely packed all the time if it ends up in the new book (I hope it doesnt!). So many fun roofs and gorgeous movement. And the rock was really good.

Some notes:

You dont have to walk from the Chek parking lot. You can drive up just past the "first major switchback" but shortly after that you'll come to a few impassible washouts.

Pitch 2 - There aren't 3 bolts, there's 1. Once you get over the large boulder its literally a trail walk to the anchor. We did not rap from this anchor, we walked the trail down to the big tree and rapped off the tree to avoid pulling down everything from dirt to bowling ball sized rocks when we pulled the rope. Worked great!
Pitch 3 and 4 - We linked them. Don't do it! Rope drag was insane. But beautiful climbing. The slab on pitch 4 is definitely the crux.

Oh man. If I ever see the folks who set this, I want to give you a big fat kiss. Kudos!

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