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Days of Heaven - 5.10d

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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standard rack, with extra cams from a #1 tcu to a #2 friend.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Days of Heaven is one of the best routes I've done anywhere. It ascends the left side of Rock of Ages' centerpiece cliff. Begin by scrambling to the top of a large block beneath a long roof band. Stand on a horn and turn the roof above at 5.10a with tricky gear; a 5.9 flare leads to a small stance on a horizontal break. P2 follows flakes above the belay up and then left. At the end of the flake system, make a wild 5.10 move left into a splitter left-leaning finger crack on the very edge of the cliff (great exposure). Climb this sustained 5.10 crack to a small, exposed belay platform. The final pitch ascends the obvious splitter to the top (5.9 hands to 10+ off-fingers). Pitches 2 and 3 could be combined into one incredible lead with a 60 meter rope. Walk off to the east.

Submitted by: takeme on 2005-01-07
Views: 575
Route ID: 63231

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 1997-06-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Perfect

This route is a great treat when you want some alpine rock but don't want to hike far.

Added: 2007-04-26

Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: coloradomtnboy on 2004-08-23 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

date is approximate
stellar moves on route, espescially second pitch,
clawed and pawed my way up the last pitch

Witnessed by: Bob Gobell
Added: 2004-08-23

Red Point Red Point ascent by: pt on 2002-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

One of the best routes I've ever done! Incredible crack climbing.

Added: 2002-07-04

Red Point Red Point ascent by: takeme on 2000-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

This is my favorite "shorter" route of all time. I guess by shorter I mean grade II or less. I've done it 3 times. The first pitch was my first 5.10 lead ever, but on that day we were caught in a tremendous thunderstorm and had to bail. The 2nd pitch is arguably my single favorite pitch in the world! This whole area is beautiful, has amazing climbing, and sees very little traffic.

Witnessed by: Pat, Steve, Dave, Justin
Added: 2000-07-10