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Baptism ****- R - 5.10b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


One of the first routes of its kind. First ascent in 1979 by Duane and Terry. In between S-wall and bourbon street is a crack which arches right towards the top. Brownish orange water streak runs below it. Start and stay in the water streak... it is unprotected and thin until a bolt 25 ft up, then some more unprotected climbing until you reach the crack 40ft up. Set up belay. Second pitch climbs out the crack to the right then surmounts the bulge on thin edges.

Submitted by: okieterry on 2006-06-13
Views: 787
Route ID: 70292

5 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: Whoever on 2004-03-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent!

A regular free-solo!

Added: 2011-07-11

  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating X
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leinosaur on 2007-03-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Blessed by Saints Duane and Terry (Baptism FA 1979)

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
was blind, but now I see

'Twas Chris who led the runout slab
which brought him to the seam
Traversing in from S-wall's start
did work just like a dream

From his belay, 'twas mine to lead
the crack, pro did provide
But arching right it did proceed
to split and then subside

From the seam, 'twas a left foot on the bulge
and crimps, one each per side
A step on up and matching feet
made the options stick, or ride

Once to the crack, which waited o'er
to accept pro and relieve
How precious was that final ramp
on which to take my leave

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares
I had already come
'Tis Grace had brought me safe thus far
and Grace that led me home

Added: 2007-04-02

Onsight Onsight ascent by: jimmyray on 2006-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2006-08-19

Onsight Onsight ascent by: berkly on 2006-02-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Sean led the first pitch, and I the second. Mostly slab climbing with a wide crack for gear. Eventually undercling the bulge and keep working your feet higher. Power over the bulge on small crimps and lean left for the softball. I was baptised on a nice sunday morning.

Added: 2006-02-13

Flash Flash ascent by: pawley on 2004-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Only lead the second pitch, spicy and exposed. nice climb.

Witnessed by: steve gillam
Added: 2004-10-06