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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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Joe repelling poop chute
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crappy rock begins here
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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.
By Zach Harrison
Jan 9, 2015

Yesterday I was able to liberate the loose 'death blocks' from the middle of the route. A couple BD #5's offer solid gear now. Who loves offwidths?
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