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Celestial Gate - 5.11c

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Incredible route that shares some ground with Days of Heaven. Do the first 10a pitch of Days..., or traverse in from the left (dicey). Belay on the left end of the long narrow ledge, below the beautiful tips crack. The crack goes at about 11c (originally rated 12a, but consensus seems thats it's not quite that hard), then joins Days of Heaven for a spectacular belay on the arete. The last pitch climbs the amazing 5.11c bolted arete (or, climb half of Days of Heaven's last pitch and then head left up a 5.11 finger crack--this also looked really good).

Submitted by: takeme on 2005-07-30
Views: 451
Route ID: 68529

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lumpy on 2007-01-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great rock

only did the first crux, .11c/d

Added: 2007-01-20

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: takeme on 2005-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

A great route. Perfect rock, wild exposure, and very diverse climbing if you take the arete at the top. I wasn't feeling the love, so I let Chris lead both crux pitches, which he sent onsight. I managed to follow the crack pitch clean but had a lot of trouble with the bolted arete for some reason.

Witnessed by: Chris Weidner
Added: 2005-07-07