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Holy Grail 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Shepard
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Submitted By: eDixon on Aug 20, 2008  with updates from George Perkins

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Matt P. chillin' at the rest.


This is a great route that ascends the tallest section of the cliff. A 70m rope is nice to lower off from the anchor. There are two crux sections with a ledge between them to shake out. One of the best sport climbs in the Durango area.


Walk upstream from the first routes, up a small hill and continue to the tallest section of the cliff. The route starts a little past a large tree near the base.


10 bolts, 2-bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ben Kiessel climbing.
Ben Kiessel climbing.

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By Skyeler Congdon
From: his van
Oct 27, 2008
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

This route can be rapped with a 60 meter rope. Barely. Bring a 70m.
By TRtourer
Mar 1, 2009

FA: Mike Shepard (?)
By lance hadfield
From: tijeras
Oct 4, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This climb is amazing, but it has a little loose rock. I think it is a great sport climb.
By bryant
Oct 11, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Spectacular route! This wall has the perfect angle the entire time that keeps your body compressed, if you want to stay on the wall.

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