East side of Christian Brothers as seen from top o...
The Christian Brothers are a large group of towers that lie between the Dihedrals and Asterisk Pass. The first routes put up in this area led to the tops of the towers, but in the last few decades the focus has been on single-pitch climbs around the base. The rock here is very similar to that of the dihedrals-- perfect, in other words. The right side of the Brothers is home to a handful of Smith's most challenging routes including Rude Boys (5.13c) and Scarface (5.14a).
The cliff is divided into four general areas (from right to left): Prophet Wall, The Beard, Testament Slab, and the Combination Blocks. For now they will all be listed under a single heading on this site, but if it gets too confusing they can be split up.
Follow the obvious trails along the front side past the Dihedrals to he 300ft. tall towers and cliffs just before Asterisk Pass.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
50 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Christian Brothers:
Dancer 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch
Irreverence 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Earth Boys 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Blasphemy 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Golgotha 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Heresy 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Rawhide 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Dreamin' 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Rude Boys 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Scarface 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Heresy 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a OR
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: The Christian Brothers
A new classic!!! Heresy starts on a flake just left of the Shoes of the Fisherman. Move up and heelhook your way left on huge huecos. Some stick clip first bolt. Move up steep powerful moves on good edges. The crux comes just before the anchors. There are several ways to finish this pumpy climb but any way that you finish you'll have a crowd clapping when your done....[more] Browse More Classics in OR
Latest Regional Forum Messages
bouldering on top of the christian brothers format...
bolt on Heathen's Highway...fyi
Leading the nice Toy Blocks route.
Jun 5, 2009
There are about a hundred swallow nests on the far right of the Christian Brothers Wall. It is quite a sight. Just imagine every roof from Rude Boys to Smooth Boy covered in nests. Doesn't look like too much fun doing those routes right now.