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The Outer Gates

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About The Outer Gates:

Here you will find mostly moderates from 5.7 to 5.10a on low angled rock featured with a multitude of crystals to pinch and highstep on.

The Outer Gates are located on the southeast sides of the main area of the Monastery - adjacent to the Vestibule. From the main approach trail take the second (first major) downhill trail (heading SE). If you reach the Guardian you need to go back and look for the downhill trail. This trail passes two routes on the 'Not So Hairy Pin' and then turns SW and drops further soon reaching the towers that make up the Outer Gates.

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Rock Type: Metamorphic
Type of Climbing: Sport
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 4.00/5 La Maudite 5.10a 1
Average Rating = 2.00/5 Pandora's Pebble Pinching Party Palace 5.7 1
Average Rating = 3.00/5 Southern Hospitality 5.10b 1
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Crystal Staircase 5.7 1
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Going to the Chapel 5.8 2
1 Average Rating = 2.67/5 Monastic Groove 5.8 5
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 No Mystery Here (3) 5.8 2
1 Average Rating = 2.50/5 Simplexity 5.9 4
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Table Wine 5.7 3
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 The Steeple (1) 5.8 3