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The Disciple 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R

Type:  Trad, 7 pitches, 1000', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R [details]
FA: John Wilder, Matt Schook, Sept 2007
New Route: Yes
Season: Late Spring through Early Fall
Page Views: 1,278
Submitted By: John Wilder on Sep 7, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: This is the topo for The Disciple

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This challenging and aesthetic route can be found on the left side of the Cloud Tower, just right of the Clod Tower route. It shares the first pitch with the Clod Tower, but then breaks right soon after to gain the obvious dihedral system off right. It follows this for 4 pitches before being forced into the gully at the top of the Clod Tower. From here, finish as for the Clod Tower

This route is named in memory of a good friend and mentor- JR Thompson (1953-2006)


This route starts just left of Crimson Chrysalis in the obvious large recess with an arching crack up high (Tiger Crack). 4th class until you reach a ledge, then ascend the back of the recess in a beautiful crack just right of Tiger Crack's second pitch.


Double rack to 4", 5" optional.

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 7, 2007

Descent: The best option is to rappel off the northwest side of the tower (fixed station) onto Crimson. Two ropes are required for this rappel.

Another option would be to rap back to the bottom of the last pitch and trudge up the gully to the top of Crimson. You'd have to leave a sling or two, though, as there is no good rap station back to the start of the pitch.
By Karsten Duncan
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 10, 2007

Why no R rating? From what I heard of the route there is some runnout 5.9 climbing above the crux.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 17, 2007

its got an R- just apparently not in the main page. look at the route name at the very top.

definitely runout, though....

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