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Knocking on Heaven's Door 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Tobin Serenson and Richard Harrison - 1970s FFA: Kevin Powell and Darrell Hensel - 1979
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Submitted By: Darrell Hensel on Jul 10, 2008

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Difficult underclinging and face climbing. Slick rock beneath the undercling arch.

Pitch 1: Climb the lieback flake in the left facing corner formed by the exfoliation slab.

Pitch 2: Do the opening moves of the second pitch of Disco Jesus (11b). Follow the arch left via thin underclinging and face climbing (11d). Clip a bolt and make moves (11b) left and then up into the 10a corner. Belay at the top of the corner.

It is possible to do the last pitch of Hades for a third pitch (at a grade harder than 11d).


Same flake at the base where Disco Jesus starts.


Thin to 2". Can be difficult to protect unless there is a fixed pin in it.

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