Pearly Gates

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Sun to mid-afternoon
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The scrappy looking area between Padme and Gabriel and the Pearly Gates is actually worth a second look. There are a few worthwhile easier routes on this section. The Pearly Gates Area itself has a couple of well-climbed routes and plenty of polished holds too.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Gabriel and the Pearly Gates Top 50
A fine combination of two old routes gives a near-classic.1) 4c, 18m. Climb the open-book corner to a ledge (peg). Awkward...
12 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS 4c
2
Solitaire
The right wall of the corner has some fluttery moments, with poor gear. High in the grade.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E1 5b
3
St. Peter
The arete is usually approached from its right-hand side and is tricky at the roof. It can also be started from Solitaire.
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1 5c
4
St. Paul
The bold wall just to the right is an eliminate.
1 user comment
 
Fluttery
E3 5c
5
Parachute
Skate and slither up the corner to experience one of the most polished routes at Stoney.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VS 4b
6
Roman Candle
The right side of the wall and left side of the upper arete.
 
Fluttery
VS 4c
7
Au Gratin
The grooved right-hand arete has a tricky mantel early, another near the top and not much gear.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
HS 4a
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  • Latest Comments

    For STONEY MIDDLETON

    What the Hell?
    "This is a really good route - even the lower wall is okay - but it isn't 4b. I'd..." 26/May

    Gabriel and the Pearly Gates
    "Returning to Pearly Gates after a few years confirmed my impression that it was ..." 24/Apr top50

    Horizon
    "Worthwhile route, though not worth a star." 22/Apr

    Evasor
    "The length given for p1 here (and in the new Peak Limestone Rockfax for which I ..." 17/Oct top50

    Pygmies Walk Tall
    "Was really impressed with this route though it would benefit from more traffic t..." 24/Sep

    Dies Irae
    "Very little wear on this, compared to many routes at Stoney. Rock still felt gri..." 28/Aug

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