Commencement

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

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Corpus Delicti 5.11d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Porter Jarrard, Jeff Moll in 1991
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the bolted route 20 feet right of Commencement. Climb through large jugs to gain the blank face. Leave the comfort of the huge feet to begin the crimpfest. Make a tough final move then clip the anchors. If you're lucky there will be chalk on the holds.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
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1
Power2U said on June 23rd, 2003
Heinous crimping!
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Wes said on March 8th, 2005
Rebolted by TK 3/05. Very cool route - worth doing for sure.
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Don McGlone said on December 18th, 2006
Make a tough final move then clip the anchors - after about 20 more feet of easy runout climbing. Good stuff.
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pawilkes said on May 24th, 2008
has anyone else been on this recently and thought it was very difficult for the grade? I talked to some people who got on it a few years ago and said it was reasonable for the grade but I couldn't figure out the moves at all. I'm wondering if some crucial holds have broken off in the last couple years.
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Wes said on May 24th, 2008
Actually, it is now a little bit easier, esp. hanging the draws. When we replaced the bolts, we moved one very slightly down and to the right, which made it easier for shorter people to hang/clip. Just very techy climbing for a couple bolts in the middle, otherwise it is pretty mellow climbing.
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jlu said on May 25th, 2008
that last move is a tough one... sent me on a good 25' whipper
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pawilkes said on January 23rd, 2009
I finally sent it today after taking a lot of time working out the moves. pretty tricky to find the holds and probably a lot harder to do in moist conditions.
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pigsteak said on March 4th, 2012
whew...thinking I'd do it first go, second go, third go, fourth go...now my tips are cursing me.