Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
Watchtower Main
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beef Jerky 
Broken Serenity 
Confessional, The 
Crown of Thorns 
Dark Rose 
Dirge, The 
Double Cross 
Extreme Unction 
Feels like Nadine 
Final Prayer Variation 
Fire and Brimstone 
Garden of Eden 
Hellfire Variation 
Holy Grail 
Hungry for Heaven 
Inner Light 
John Doe 2 
Outer Darkness 
Revelation, The 
Rosary, The 
Spirit Prison 
Total X 

The Revelation 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Eric Stroud, Gordon Douglass 1988
Page Views: 493
Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Jul 18, 2009
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (2)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]


This is definitely a "sporty" route! Two bolts for protection. Start below the first bolt and climb directly up beneath it. Tricky climbing passes the bolt to another bolt (don't fall clipping #2). The climbing eases above bolt #2. Continue on to the Invocation Anchor. Despite the "sporty" nature of the route, if you climb solid at the grade, the two bolts are exactly adequate protection.


This is the direct start to "Invocation". The route starts just left of "Crown of Thorns" on the right side of the Watchtower.


2 bolts + 2 bolt/chain anchor.

Comments on The Revelation Add Comment
Show which comments
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Aug 7, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a PG13

That thing is hard. I'd describe it as spooky 10+ to a burly V3 crux then easy but scary climbing above. Very in your face from the start with a scary deadpoint and big moves. I brought a pad and felt somewhat OK with it.
The crux seems to be height dependent although people with solid footwork might not be bothered.

Candidate for a bolt update? That 1st one is starting to spin, the part of the sleeve that is visible is way rusty and seems bent.

By Ben Folsom
Aug 7, 2009

I took a couple falls on that bolt figuring out the move a few weeks ago. I'm sure it's okay, but I was pretty relieved each time it caught. A very worthy candidate for replacement IMO. It looks like it would be easy to pull and redrill the same hole. This one should definitely be on the list. It's a great variation with a big move.