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The Book of Solemnity - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 19
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (40)
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Rock
2
Rack:Small to mid size stoppers and Friends to size 2 1/2.
225
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.86/5
  Rock Quality 4.57/5
  Scenery 4.14/5
  Fun Factor 4.60/5

Description:

Near the extreme right end of the tree covered ledge, find a perfect inside corner capped by a 6' roof.
P1. Climb the corner (3 pins) and traverse right under the roof (crux). Above the roof fun, easy climbing leads to one of the most awesome belay ledges on Cathedral.
P2. Follow the corner easily until it ends, then traverse left (second crux- two options here, either high or low) until you can exit up the top of Upper Refuse. Best to not place any pro after the traverse to protect the second (or use double ropes).

Submitted by: redpoint73 on 2005-11-16
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Route ID: 18673

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cjdrover on 2011-10-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very technical

5.9 effort, 10b beta = 10a

Added: 2011-10-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: tks on 2011-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great climb

two of the best pitches at the grade on the cliff. very thin moves around the roof.

Added: 2011-10-24

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cuoccoppi on 2011-08-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The Book

Second pitch threw me for a loop. Found the lower option to be better.

Added: 2011-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fluffystuff on 2011-08-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first pitch only

led the first pitch. err... i think it was 5.7 a0, with how i stepped on the pins. i couldn't help myself. they were right there. and, the alternative was having good slab technique. maybe next time, i'll be brave enough...

Added: 2011-08-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2010-09-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best Climb on Cathedral

I haven't done a lot at Cathedral but this is the best climb I've done their. The crux of the first pitch felt hard because it was hot and greasy. I went high for the second pitch crux. i wouldn't recommend it. Not only did it feel insecure and balancy it also didn't have the best options for pro. At least if you fall going low you don't have a big pendulum fall.

Added: 2010-09-22

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