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The Christian Brothers

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Am I Evil? S 
Asterisk, The T 
Attic Antics T 
Barbecue The Pope S 
Blasphemy S 
Blue Balls T 
Bowling Alley T 
Boy Prophet S 
Catherine Finds An Edge S 
Charlie's Chimney T 
Child's Play T 
Culture of Fear S 
Dancer S 
Deep Splash S 
Double Trouble S 
Dreamin' S 
Earth Boys S 
El Sancho S 
Golgotha T 
Gothic Cathedral/Last Gasp T 
Heathen's Highway T,S 
Heresy S 
Hesitation Blues T 
Holy Road, The S 
Irreverence S 
Jete S 
left side of the Beard, The T 
Little Indian Princess S 
Lunatic To Love S 
Mark Cartier Memorial (MCM) Route , The S 
New Testament T 
Nightingale's on Vacation S 
Old Testament T 
Overnight Sensation S 
Panic Attack S 
Rawhide S 
Revelations S 
right side of the Beard, The T 
Ring of Fire S 
Rude Boys S 
Rude Femmes S 
Scarface S 
Self Preservation Variation T 
Shoes of the Fisherman T 
Smooth Boy S 
That First Step S 
Toy Blocks T 
Toys In The Attic T 
Unknown 10c S 
Via Dolorosa S 
Wartley's Revenge T 

The Christian Brothers  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Follow the obvious trails along the front side past the Dihedrals to he 300ft. tall towers and cliffs just before Asterisk Pass.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.9 miles from here

51 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',6],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',16],['5.11',12],['5.12',4],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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   
Jete   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Toys In The Attic   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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'   
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'   
Earth Boys   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hesitation Blues   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 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   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For The Christian Brothers
Just below the 4th bolt.

Scarface 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a  OR : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers
Redpointed by Scott Franklin in 1987, Scarface was the first 5.14 established by an American. Since then it has been downrated to 5.13d. Regardless of the rating, this route is one of the most beautiful and inspiring lines in America. This route can be broken into four distinct sections, each a little easier than the last. To start, traverse up and left through a series of large huecos. From here, clip the third bolt with some difficulty, and commit to the first and most intense section of the...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

Photos of The Christian Brothers Slideshow Add Photo
bouldering on top of the christian brothers format...
bouldering on top of the christian brothers format...
bolt on Heathen's Highway...fyi
bolt on Heathen's Highway...fyi
Leading the nice Toy Blocks route.
Leading the nice Toy Blocks route.

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By another Chad
Oct 6, 2014
What's the name/grade of the newer sport route on the left side of the Brum Wall? Left of Chemical Ali in a large, left-leaning dihedral.


Chad
By Mike Dalby
From: Bend, OR
Oct 7, 2014
Chad: I'm not sure I ever caught the name but it felt like 5.10 climbing up to a 5.11 crux. The crux comes in the last 15 feet pulling through (what appear to be) mostly man-made holds.
By another Chad
Oct 21, 2014
Thanks Mike.


Chad