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Jesus Wept 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Tim Powers, Mike Susko - 2004
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Submitted By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Jan 6, 2009

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Mike onsighting Jesus Wept.


Starts at the right side of the big steep wall of huecos. Make a rising rightward traverse passed a few bolts to gain some good holds as the route heads straight up. There is apparently a new direct start that does not change the grade though I have not done it. As you head straight up the holds thin untill you have a serise of moves on 2 and 3 finger pockets with poor feet ending at a horizontal below a small roof. Work around the roof to the right and up the face more easily to the anchor.


The far right end of the steep wall of pockets, does not really climb on this wall as the route heads right and up to the sweet looking headwall with small pockets.


Bolts and a bolted anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The crux headwall of Jesus Wept.
The crux headwall of Jesus Wept.
Rock Climbing Photo: Gaining the arete.  The "direct" start, ...
Gaining the arete. The "direct" start, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The bouldery start of Jesus Wept.
The bouldery start of Jesus Wept.

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By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 22, 2015

If you could give a route a 6th star at the Red to set it apart and give it some distinction from the other classics, this is the one. There is a reason this is the most viewed route on the Red River Climbing website. It is hyper classic status. Brilliant and powerful opening moves leads to a decent shake, then some easier but fun fluff climbing through the middle to a very cool pocket sequence near the top. From the pocket redpoint crux, slam a jug and finish on hero holds climbing to the top. Worth a trip from anywhere in the world just to do this climb.....
By Dylan Randall
From: Denville, NJ
May 6, 2015

Really, this climb is something incredible. Everything about it screams "perfect". Slightly overhanging orange pocketed face crux at the top is immaculate. Get on this climb.
By Brian Abram
From: Celo, NC
Sep 18, 2017
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

This route is incredible. If this grade is hard for you, as it is for me, do not fear---there are no stopper moves anywhere on this thing. Getting past the second bolt has one somewhat powerful V3-4 move to a jug, and it was the hardest move on the route for me. I felt the "crux" pockets up top are V3-ish. The moves between all the other bolts are easier sequences that are very reasonable, and most bolts have rest jugs to clip from. So if you can flash V3, and if you can rest on overhanging jugs, give it a shot.

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