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(l) Christian Brothers Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Christian Brothers are a large group of towers that lie between the Dihedrals and Asterisk Pass. The first routes put up in this area led to the tops of the towers, but in the last few decades the focus has been on single-pitch climbs around the base. The rock here is very similar to that of the dihedrals-- perfect, in other words. Christian Brothers is split into an East side and a West side. Currently the most popular, and most developed is the East side, though there are multiple good routes on the West side as well.

Getting There 

Follow the obvious trails along the front side past the Dihedrals to the 300ft tall towers and cliffs just before Asterisk Pass. to get to the West side, climb up and over Asterisk Pass, or walk around the Smith Rock Group to the back side.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.9 miles from here

66 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',7],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',23],['5.11',15],['5.12',6],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (l) Christian Brothers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (l) Christian Brothers:
Benedictine Punk   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   Christian Brothers - West S...
Dancer   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   Christian Brothers - East S...
Revelations   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Christian Brothers - East S...
Toys In The Attic   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Christian Brothers - East S...
New Testament   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Irreverence   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Earth Boys   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Barbecue The Pope   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Double Trouble   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Hesitation Blues   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Christian Brothers - East S...
The Mark Cartier Memorial (MCM) Route    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Overnight Sensation   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Wartley's Revenge   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Blasphemy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Holier Than Thou   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Christian Brothers - West S...
Heresy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Ring of Fire   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Christian Brothers - East S...
Panic Attack   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Dreamin'   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Christian Brothers - East S...
Rude Boys   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Christian Brothers - East S...
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Featured Route For (l) Christian Brothers
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Holier Than Thou 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Oregon : Smith Rock : ... : Christian Brothers - West S...
This route is a second pitch above either Benedictine Punk (5.7) or Innocent Victim (10a). A very nice route with quality rock. It starts with a step-over trough and heads up a knobby face (hardest move maybe 10a and mostly 5.9?). At about 2/3rds up the slab turns overhung and the difficulties begin. Challenging reaches between horizontal pockets may remind you of Toxic, although the pockets are much narrower. Just before the anchors, the crux hits with technical moves on small holds. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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