This route is the rightmost route in the corridor across the way from the Inner Sanctum. Not as steep as Brasserie, but the same type of holds (crimpy, steep) and same body English (not typical) are the key to this climb. Great climb, tough texture, still shedding.
2 bolt anchor at top. Drag is not a problem for a TR. Easiest way to TR is to lead Pandora's Pebble Pinching Party Palace around the left side around the arete (5.6).
|By Charles Vernon|
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 28, 2003
Some interesting stems and tenuous deadpoints on this climb. While closely bolted, whipping is not recommended because the crystals are so sharp--I found this out the hard, bloody way.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Nov 7, 2004
This route was an excellent climb, I thought. Hard, interesting moves with varied holds that mix it up. A great burn with some Thank-God jugs at the very top.
|By Brian Adzima|
From: the Paris of Appalachia
May 11, 2008
Seemed like every other hold I put my foot on came off....
|By Rick Thompson|
From: Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Aug 3, 2009
Brian, welcome to the Monastery, where popping holds are not terribly unusual.
FA: Lawrence Steumke, 1995.