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Cold Day in Hell T 
Elysian Fields T 
Lethe (aka Baby Boomers) T 
Minion T 
Path of Charon T 
Phlegethon's Ripple T 

Minion 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 105'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Karl Kiser and Chris Kessler
Season: All year
Page Views: 60
Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Oct 1, 2006

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Description 

Start at the toe of the wall at the river bed and head up cracks to shared anchors with route #1, Cold Day in Hell

Location 

Listed as route #2 on the Styx area route topo

Protection 

Small to medium cams and nuts to two-bolt anchor way up there. Two 50m ropes are needed for safe rappel. Reportedly a single 60m will do the trick but requires a bit of scrambling up to tie in. Use caution and/or tie a knot in the end of the rope for safe lowering.


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By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 13, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

If you only have one 60m rope like I did, it is possible to get down from this route by doing rapping first to the Lethe anchors, then a second rappel down from there.
By Eddy Daly
From: Albuquerque, NM
Mar 21, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

3-18-07 I thought I was climbing Cold Day...folllowing directions from Beverly's guide. I started at the very toe, which the topo shows very close to Path of Charon. Then went Directissima...straight up to meet Minion at the top. a great route at 5.8+....really enjoyable and fairly long at ~135ft.
By Karl Kiser
Apr 1, 2008

FA by Karl Kiser and Chris Kessler to the anchors for Cold Day in Hell.
By Tom Johnson
From: Colorado Springs, or Santa Fe
Jul 21, 2008

Fun route! Crux moving past the yucca high up; this felt harder than 5.7, but there are lots of options, and I probably chose poorly.
By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 27, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

When we did this we used a single 60m rope. There will be some downclimbing if you rappel this way. For toproping we found you just needed to climb up a few feet before you tie in.
By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 15, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Pro can be tricky, but if you have a lot of small cams or nuts you should be fine.