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Vestal Virgin 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: 2001 -Savage, Steiner
Season: 4
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Submitted By: Spider Savage on Jan 7, 2010

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The west face of Temple of Ishtar.

Description 

Vestal Virgin is actually an unfinished project with the top half done. The first pitch from the ground has yet to be done. I invite anyone to come out and finish it for me. It could take me a few more years to get'er done. The lower section looks to be 5.5-5.7 with some possible natural protection.

Location 

Scramble to the top of the Temple of Ishtar formation. Rappel to anchors.

Protection 

Quickdraws, bolts


Photos of Vestal Virgin Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway up P1 on the Heart Wall.
Midway up P1 on the Heart Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Working high on the west face of the Temple of Ish...
Working high on the west face of the Temple of Ish...
Rock Climbing Photo: Vestal Virgin route shown in yellow. Two possible ...
BETA PHOTO: Vestal Virgin route shown in yellow. Two possible ...

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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Oct 27, 2011

Vestal Virgin ascends the left side of the broad knobby buttress right of the water polished gully between the Tower of Babel and Temple of Ishtar, past two widely spaced bolts. There are 5 bolts on the summit of the Temple of Ishtar, two of which have hangers, but are NOT equipped with rings or chains for rappelling. FA: Spider Savage & Steiner- 2001

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