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Heathenistic Pursuit 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Beyer and Bob Sullivan, 1978
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Submitted By: Sirius on Apr 14, 2007
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Description 

Excellent and varied pitch that begins in a large left-facing corner that is easily visible from the trail. The line moves away from the corner after a few moves, following a lieback and thin hands crack around a small roof and up a short, steep ramp. Steep hands in double cracks lead to the massive roof that caps the lower half of the dihedral - traverse left under this roof, passing a second crux, to access the anchors. Rap rings, single rope rap to the ground.

A second pitch may continue up the obvious undercling, though the condition of the anchor on top is unknown to me.


Location 

From the Chapel, follow the horse trail down-valley. After ~150 ft, look for a trail that breaks up and left to the obvious cliff face. The dark dihedral of Heathenistic Pursuit is hard to miss.


Protection 


Doubles to 2". Some may want to triple up in the 1.25" (.75 BD) size, though not necessary.



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By Billy Smallen
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 24, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Great route! Can be climbed in the rain, bring repellent in the summer.

By Alexey
From: San Jose
May 13, 2013

curious about second pitch..
what is the anchors for it?
anyone done it recently?