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Lower Religion Wall
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Poop Chute 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Will Cobb on Apr 11, 2006

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Description 

This route climbs the most obvious corner/crack system in the middle of the Lower Religion Wall. The route starts as fingers then opens to hands before mantling onto a flake. (The flake, while scary, has been jumped up and down on, beaten with a hammer, etc.) From here climb the awkward slot above to where the crack splits. The left finish is fingers in a corner and goes at 5.10+. The right finish climbs broken rock to a short hand crack through the limestone band to a two bolt rap anchor.

Location 

This route is basically in the middle of the Lower Religion Wall. To descend, rap from a two bolt anchor.

Protection 

2 x Blue Metolius (Met) TCU
2 x Yellow Met TCU
2 x .5 Camalot (old sizes)
2 x .75 Camalot
2 x 1 Camalot
2 x 2 Camalot
1-2 x 3 Camalot
Medium to Large Stoppers
Slings and Draws
2 Bolt Rap Anchor at top


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"dont fool yourself girl..... it's going up t...
"dont fool yourself girl..... it's going up t...
Just before the crux.  The foot holds on the left ...
Just before the crux. The foot holds on the left ...
crappy rock begins here
crappy rock begins here

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By elijah moncrieff
Dec 8, 2014

CONDITION REPORT 
RECENT EARTHQUAKE HAS LOOSENED FLAKES HALF WAY UP THIS ROUTE, DO NOT CLIMB THIS ROUTE!! I almost killed my belayer and possibly myself when 2 of the large flakes began to fall out from the crack while attempting to place gear and was forced to down climb.
By TylerW
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jan 12, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The dirt flake was definitely a bit unnerving. but I'm used to granite so you can take that with a grain of salt.
By bio
From: mesa, az
Jan 29, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The crappy flake/block is now gone, that section is dirty but is safer, especially for the belayer.
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Apr 5, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Fun climb, though the protection/rock quality through the crux leaves something to be desired.
By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 15, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

You can really sew this up, whether rock comes down with you if you fall is a separate issue... Probably not a 10? Fantastic moves and a crack within a crack. Super fun but crappy name
By elijah moncrieff
Dec 8, 2014

RECENT EARTHQUAKE HAS LOOSENED FLAKES HALF WAY UP THIS ROUTE, DO NOT CLIMB THIS ROUTE!! I almost killed my belayer and possibly myself when 2 of the large flakes began to fall out from the crack while attempting to place gear and was forced to down climb.