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Table of contents

1. Church Bowl 31 routes in Area

Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: -119.579699, 37.749190

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Black is Brown

(SuperTopo description is incorrect.) Rap with 2 ropes or walk off 4th class left. Pro to 2".

FFA: Kim Schmitz, Frank Trummel, 1966

5.9Trad 150ft
2 As It Is


FFA: Walt Shipley

3 * Deja Thorus

Often TR'ed with directionals after Uncle Fanny. Pro to 3".

FFA: Jim Beyer, Misa Giesey, 1978

5.10aTrad 120ft
4 * Uncle Fanny

Pro to 3". Descend with 80' rappel.

FA: Bruce Price, Michael McLean, 1970

5.7Trad 120ft
5 ** Church Bowl Lieback

4th class approach. Descend via 100' rappel. Pro to 1".

FFA: unknown, 1987

5.8Trad 120ft
6 * Pole Position

Descend carefully via 100' rappel followed by 4th class downclimbing.

FFA: John Harpole, et al.

5.10aSport 130ft, 8
7 * Revival

Descend via two rope rappel, or careful 100' rappel and 4th class downclimbing. Pro to 1.5".

FFA: unknown, 1982

5.10aTrad 130ft
8 Gardening At Night

Garden your way through munge and moss, starting in the dirty dihedral somewhere above Pole Position.

FFA: Clint Cummins, Joel Ager, 1989

5.10cTrad 2
9 * Tammy Fae

Pro to 2.5". Natural top anchor.

FFA: Mark Carpenter, et al.

5.10d RMixed 130ft, 5
10 Aunt Fanny's Pantry

Pro to 3".

FA: Sheridan Anderson, Leo LebBon, 1965

5.4Trad 100ft
11 Jacob's Ladder

Pro to 3".

FFA: Mark Carpenter, Jeff Hornibrook

5.10cMixed 90ft, 4
12 Skid Row Messiah

Starts above Aunt Fanny's Pantry.

FFA: Walk Shipley, et al., 1989

5.11a RMixed 150ft 2, 4
13 * 800 Club

Starts above Aunt Fanny's Pantry. P1 only. Two addtional pitches (5.10) continue up on poor quality rock and are seldom climbed.

FFA: Bill Russell, Walt Shipley, Eric Kohl, 1990

5.11aMixed 80ft, 5
14 ** Book of Revelation
  1. 80' (5.10d) Climb the right leaning hand crack, traverse right, then follow the pinscarred crack. Traverse right to belay at the tree.

  2. 60' (5.11a) This and higher pitches are seldom climbed.

Pro to 2.5" with offsets.

FA: Gordon Webster, Chuck Ostin, 1965

FFA: Bob Finn, Chris Falkenstein, 1974

5.11aTrad 140ft
15 * Church Bowl Tree
  1. 60' (5.10b) Climb the pin-scarred right-leaning crack. Great clean aid practice.

  2. Seldom climbed. Rivet and bolt ladder leads to tree with rap rings.

FA: Tom Rohr

FA: Mike Jefferson, Dave Collins, 1970

FFA: unknown, 1982

5.10bTrad 60ft 2
16 * More Balls Than Brains

FA: Dana Brown, 1980

A3 PG13Aid 60ft
17 * Church Bowl Chimney

Pro to 3.5". To descend, walk right and rap 90' from bolts.

FFA: unknown

5.6Trad 120ft
18 ** The Energizer

FFA: Dan McDevitt, Sue McDevitt, 1990

5.11bSport 70ft, 10
19 ** Atheist

FFA: Dave Bengston, 1990

5.13aMixed 70ft, 9
20 * Church Bowl Terrace

Pro to 3".

FFA: Jim Bridwell, Hamish Mutch, 1965

5.8Trad 90ft
21 ** Bitches' Terror

FFA: Walt Shipley, Eric Kohl, 1990

5.11aSport 80ft, 11
22 *** Bishop's Terrace
  1. 100' (5.7) Up the finger crack making your way up to the obvious hand crack. Gear belay (pro 1"-1.5"). A large flake takes a nice sling but puts you in a semi hanging belay.

  2. 80' (5.8) Follow the awesome hand crack up to the dual crack system, move to the righthand system to finish out.

Pro to 4". 60m rap. This can be done as one long pitch.

FA: Russ Warne, Dave McFadden, Steve Roper, 1959

FFA: Chuck Pratt, Herb Swedlund, 1960

5.8Trad 180ft 2
23 Stephanie's Corner

FFA: Stephanie McCormack, Walt Shipley

24 Sacrilege

FFA: Walt Shipley, Tucker Tech, 1987

5.11aMixed 2
25 Blasphemy

FFA: Walt Shipley, Tucker Tech, 1987

5.11aMixed 1
26 Heretic

Poor rock quality.

FFA: Walt Shipley, Tucker Tech, 1987

27 Catholic Discipline

FA: Dimitri Barton

5.12 RTrad
28 * Bishop's Balcony
  1. (5.5) Approach the balcony via ramp on the right.

  2. (A3) Follow crack up and over the roof.

Rap down via Bishop's Terrace.

FA: Frank Sacherer, Gary Colliver, 1962

5.5 A3Aid 2
29 * No Rest for the Wicked

Pro to 2".

FFA: Walt Shipley, Eric Kohl, 1990

5.11bMixed 70ft, 4
30 ** Oral Roberts

Pro to 2.5".

FFA: Mark Carpenter, 1988

5.12aMixed 80ft, 4
31 ** 700 Club

Gear optional.

FFA: Mark Carpenter, Scott Stow, 1988

5.11cSport 70ft, 7

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
5.4 Aunt Fanny's Pantry Trad 100ft
5.5 A3 * Bishop's Balcony Aid 2
5.6 * Church Bowl Chimney Trad 120ft
5.7 * Uncle Fanny Trad 120ft
5.8 As It Is Trad
*** Bishop's Terrace Trad 180ft 2
** Church Bowl Lieback Trad 120ft
* Church Bowl Terrace Trad 90ft
Stephanie's Corner Trad
5.9 * Black is Brown Trad 150ft
5.10a * Deja Thorus Trad 120ft
* Pole Position Sport 130ft, 8
* Revival Trad 130ft
5.10b * Church Bowl Tree Trad 60ft 2
5.10c Gardening At Night Trad 2
Heretic Trad
Jacob's Ladder Mixed 90ft, 4
5.10d * Tammy Fae Mixed 130ft, 5
5.11a * 800 Club Mixed 80ft, 5
** Bitches' Terror Sport 80ft, 11
Blasphemy Mixed 1
** Book of Revelation Trad 140ft
Sacrilege Mixed 2
Skid Row Messiah Mixed 150ft 2, 4
5.11b * No Rest for the Wicked Mixed 70ft, 4
** The Energizer Sport 70ft, 10
5.11c ** 700 Club Sport 70ft, 7
5.12a ** Oral Roberts Mixed 80ft, 4
5.12 Catholic Discipline Trad
5.13a ** Atheist Mixed 70ft, 9
A3 * More Balls Than Brains Aid 60ft