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Rites of Passage 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Wolfgang Braun on Oct 13, 2008
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Start left of Digital on a low angled ramp. After Clipping the first bolt move right across a large flake onto a slab. Traverse across the slab until you reach a big jug. A couple bolts of 10b climbing lead to a ledge at the Angular Motion anchors. This is an optional belay, but it is best to skip it.

After you reach the ledge climb back left along a horizontal crack system with big holds. Make some technical moves into the Dihedral. Pull out the top of the dihedral, and traverse right along a slab. Some big holds lead to a massive lie back flake. Make some juggy moves, and you are at the second anchor. Almost everyone nowadays lowers at these anchors, as the third pitch hasn't been climbed in a long time, and is really dirty.



Bolts on the first two pitches. Chain anchors.

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By Colin Parker
From: Idyllwild, CA
Aug 5, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Considering how heinously filthy (and short) the third pitch is, it might be best to list this as a two pitch 5.10c and mention the optional third pitch. It would probably serve the site users a bit more who are looking for a more moderate climb.

By another Chad
Aug 5, 2013

That's exactly what Tim did in the latest edition of Portland Rock Climbs. Has anyone climbed the third pitch since the FA?