Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
Inaugural Crag
Select Route:
Giuoco Piano 
Ramp, The 
Rise Above This 


YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Wright and Tarrant, winter 2009 FFA: Mark Tarrant
New Route: Yes
Season: Most
Page Views: 387
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 23, 2009
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]

Add Photo Add Comment    Printer View


The best route at the crag, Ascendancy fires up a nice face and dihedral system at 5.11 climbing to a difficult arete sequence. A no hands rest comes just before the left-arching finale and after standing on top of the arete. Cruxy work comes in getting established on the arete and then moving up it via a powerful pinch. I was spit off the arete on a red point burn, where upon Mark clinched the FFA with a nice solution to getting established on the arete and then powering straight up it. Despite bolting and cleaning the line, I thought it was hard to read on the sharp end. Without giving any beta away, the thing that is hard to suss out is preventing the barn-door as you move onto and up the arete.


Ascendancy is the furthest right of the routes on Inaugural Crag and South/West facing.


Quickdraws only and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

Comments on Ascendancy Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -