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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).
Follow the obvious trails along the front side past the Dihedrals to he 300ft. tall towers and cliffs just before Asterisk Pass.
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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
Toys In The Attic 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
That First Step 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch
Revelations 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch
New Testament 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Irreverence 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Hesitation Blues 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Earth Boys 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Double Trouble 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Barbecue The Pope 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The Mark Cartier Memorial (MCM) Route 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 80'
Blasphemy 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Wartley's Revenge 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
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'
Ring of Fire 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Panic Attack 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Wartley's Revenge 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c OR : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers
One of the greatest trad climbs at Smith and amoung the best 5.11's.The upper two pitches are rarely done, only pitch 1 is described here.Start out with some tricky stemming (1st crux)up an open corner with a thin crack then move right folowing the crack. Follow excellent holds up the crack through a hand traverse section into a changing corners section and finally finishing with a single face move (second crux) below the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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