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Cheryl's Peril 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bryan Becker, 1978.
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Sep 10, 2001

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This long route is only protected by a handful of bolts, but all the hard spots are covered. It's a nice warmup for S. Face Direct.

I can't remember the rap (yeah, I'm worthless), but I think a 50m is fine.


6 draws and some nerve between runouts.

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Angus following Cheryl's Peril.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kelly climbing Cheryl's Peril.
Kelly climbing Cheryl's Peril.
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Myong climbing Cheryl's Peril.
Rock Climbing Photo: Look up and see the flake. This is CP, long run ou...
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Still working....
Rock Climbing Photo: This is my wife trying to work her way up Cheril's...
This is my wife trying to work her way up Cheril's...

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By Scott Queen
May 21, 2002

Assuming I was on the correct route, a 50m rope isn't enough for the rap, nor is a 60m rope. I have a 60m rope and a rap from the anchors only got me down to the first bolt - thankfully you can basically walk off from there, but it isn't on the ground (note that my belayer had to move up to the first bolt to belay me all the way to the anchors.
By Scott Queen
May 21, 2002

That is....belay me to the anchors and lower me back down :)
By shad O'Neel
Apr 13, 2003

fun 5.9 face climbing on slightly slabbly rock with mostly good incut edges. WAnder past at least 7 if not 8 very good well placed bolts, first to the right then to the left etc. The crux is from the ground (rather scramble up 4th class 25 feet to a belay ledge) to when youre feet are just past the 3rd bolt. The runout sections were easier climbing. Route finding is the crux if you are trained to follow the chalk. oh and a 60 m rope makes it just fine, but a 50 wont come close. i promise that is correct.
By Larry Shaw
May 21, 2004
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Seemed way easier than a .9. A 60m rope will reach the ground in the photo on route #6 but will not on route #7 which felt like a .8 to me.
Jul 7, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route is #7 on the photo. I would describe the protection as adequate but not heartwarming. A middlesize nut will add confidence. A 50m will definately not work. A 60m will get you to easy scrambling. It goes 5.8(R)+, or 5.9- depending on the guidebook.
By mountainmicah83
From: Colorado Springs
Apr 1, 2010

Should be renamed Batman!!!

I climbed this last fall (09') and grabbed a bat in the undercling 1/3- 1/2 of the way up. Amazingly, I somehow didn't fall.
By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 16, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Start by walking 20' right along a ledge to first bolt, about 30' above ground. Good long pitch with a lot more holds/ledges than you can see from the ground. 1/2" and 1" cams useful for flake at mid-height.

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