Login with Facebook
Pseudo Hawk's Nest
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bagatelle T,TR 
Beginner's Delight T,TR 
Beginners Demise TR 
Bloody Mary T 
Chicken Delight/Chicken Tonight T,TR 
Couch of Pain T,TR 
Cracking Up T,TR 
Death & Disfiguration T 
Death and Transfiguration T,TR 
Degrade Your Sister T,TR 
Epiphany T 
Fakir, The T,TR 
Full Moon Over Baraboo T,TR 
Hero's Fright Variation TR 
Heroes Fright T,TR 
Immaculate Conception TR 
October First T,TR 
Phlogiston T,TR 
Pretzel, The T,TR 
Prime Rib T,TR 
Sofa-Isticated-Lady T,TR 
Wild Horses TR 

Beginners Demise 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Pete Cleveland, First Lead: Al Chekolinski '70's
Page Views: 1,502
Submitted By: Jay Knower on Jul 1, 2001

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (38)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
3rd lead of BD? Pete from SLC. Andrew Burr shootin...


Around the left corner from Bagatelle, Beginner's Demise ascends the picturesque arete. Funky corner palming makes this route stand out among Devil's Lake crimp-fests. Beginner's Demise may be a good training route for the same kind of moves on Gill's Nose.



Photos of Beginners Demise Slideshow Add Photo
Peter Vintoniv. Photo by Andrew Burr.
Peter Vintoniv. Photo by Andrew Burr.
Me and my nemisis, starting yet another doomed attempt at Beginner's Demise.
Me and my nemisis, starting yet another doomed att...
3rd lead/solo of BD.
3rd lead/solo of BD.

Comments on Beginners Demise Add Comment
Show which comments
By Dylan B.
Oct 6, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This route has a growing amount of loose boulders and scree accumulating near the top, including a block the size of a Mac truck tire as the capstone to the arÍte where the hard climb finishes and the easy stuff begins. Be careful about knocking rocks onto your belayer.
By Anonymous
May 11, 2002

first top roped ;peter cleveland
By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Mar 26, 2005
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

3 star route fer sure,very interesting moves.i'm sure this must have been led or soloed by now.anybody know??
By David A Groth
From: Lacrosse
Oct 24, 2006

It was lead by Al Chekolinski back in the late 70's,never since to my knowledge. Tommy Duechler chipper his copper head on his ascent of bagatelle. I remove the Head in 87 when I lead bagatelle, it was or seemed like a good placement. Lately the hold seems a little hollow.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Nov 21, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Super good climb. Definitely a different feel then other DL routes.
By Tradoholic
Oct 15, 2010

Saw another lead from a visiting SLC climber. He found a small wire around the corner halfway up for pro, but that was it!