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The Rosary 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: L. Ellison, C. Buckland, 1982
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Jul 16, 2009

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The Rosary


Say your prayers? Naaaah, you can save them. The Rosary offers salvation so you won't need any Hail Marys.

Zig zag up big steps and blocks following a hand crack to a small ledge. Climb above another set of blocks and hit a steep face split by a fingertip seam. Pop in some gear and fire this first crux. Finish about 10 feet above at another resting ledge. From this point two options exist, the left exit is a clean, shallow diheral, and the right is a steeper, more brittle, but slightly easier squeeze. Take some time here to reflect upon your spiritual growth and remark on past flails, when in doubt: Choose The Right.
Build an anchor above using a tree and cracks. Walk off to the west.

Overall The Rosary
is a well-protected route that offers a nice variety of moves separated by two good rests. The route can be a bit of a grunt, but climbs pretty solid rock and goes into the shade rather early. The best time to climb The Rosary is on Easter, Lent, or Palm Sunday.


The Rosary is just before the Fortress Area of The Watchtower It sits tucked away in a north facing corner just right of Spirit Prison.


A single rack to a #3 bd, stoppers, slings, and a cordelette. BYOA.

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By triznuty
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 17, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Worth doing once. I'd even do it again too see if can find a better belay up top. The upper crack is were the real funs at. Couple interesting moves getting over to it from the wide crack as well... Standard rack works well. We hiked off the top.
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 20, 2013

Accidentally skipped the fingertip crack since it looked like a dirty seam at first glance. The more obvious line is the 5.6 corner on the right. Exiting through the right flare/chimney is a definite grunt but not terribly difficult. Bring some long slings, the trees are a bit back from the top.

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