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The Sancturary is host to some of the best problems at BEM, and what makes The Sanctuary Wall so interesting is the diversity of problems that have been put up. There is a long traverse (hard to link up but probably still low in V scale), some fine straight up edge problems (V2, V3, V4), cracks (did not try), and some crossed link-ups (?V5 to V7?). At 20 feet, the top-outs seemed a bit high for my taste, or hips. If The Sanctuary has any draw-back, it would be the lack of significant angle. I found that even after an hour of on and off bouldering, while it was possible to build up a real forearm burn, I was still looking for a tree limb where I could go and crank off a slew of pull-ups just to finish the upper body pump. However, the landings are nearly perfectly flat, the rock solid, and the problems interesting enough to making the hike in well worth the effort. Now, if we could just get a bulldozer behind the thing and get the angle tipped back a bit more....
Hike along the creek trail for 20 minutes or so passing the turn off for the Dragon's Den and the Traverse Wall. The Sanctuary is five to ten minutes beyond the Traverse Wall.
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Sinister Minister V3 6A Boulder, 16'
Devil's Face V5 6C Boulder, 15'
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Sinister Minister V3 6A CO : Lyons : ... : The Sanctuary
A very good eliminate. Sinister Minister climbs the line of crimps between Threat Condition Delta and Feel The Wetness without using the holds in the seams. Finish up on good holds at the top. Long reaches between excellent smooth crimps mean fun for everyone!...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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