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YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 19, 2001

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Shortly before the drainage enters the main canyon from the right at Captain America is a cluster of slightly longer than average routes. Persephone is one of this cluster and is interesting inasmuch as it climbs to something of a distinct "peak" (right, peak bagging at Penitente). Typified by thin edges and a few shallow pockets, Persephone kicks up enjoyable moves on excellent stone. Climbing is largely continouous with no single move uniquely difficult, while most of the moves tick in at 5.10/5.11. Worth a deuce for the stone, the continuity, the rationale pro, and the "peak".


Seven or eight draws and a rope.

Photos of Persephone Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Adam crimping upwards.
Adam crimping upwards.
Rock Climbing Photo: Adam crimping for the finish.
Adam crimping for the finish.
Rock Climbing Photo: Adam Dau cruising past the opening.
Adam Dau cruising past the opening.

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By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 18, 2005
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

fantastic line. hardest moves are off the deck. very fun jugs getting to the anchors.
May 16, 2011
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I recommend topping this out and enjoying the view of the canyon from this interesting feature. Be careful up top the "jugs" sound a bit hollow.
By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
Apr 24, 2012
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

A great climb - long, varied and great moves. I would hate to fall prior to clipping the 3rd bolt on the arete though, since you would eat slabbage in a very nasty way. And. I just gotta say, if you think this is 5.11 dont climb in the SPlatte, the desert, West Virginia, etc.... You would get really scared there.
By William Mondragon
Aug 23, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Choss that got cleaned.

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