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Climbing Area Index / Cathedral Ledge / Burning Bridge (5.11d (5.9R))
Directions:  Start at the same place as REMISSION, on a vegetated platform.
Description: Burning Bridge is named for the climb's first twenty feet, which involves some of the worst rock on Cathedral. The first ascent party tore off so many holds they feared that the section might become unclimbable. After twenty feet, however, the climbing gets much better.
    Pitch 1: A few yards right of the REMISSION start is a small rotten corner. Climb past the first overhang in this corner to two fixed pins, then traverse right to the base of an obvious arch on clean rock. Layback the arch and surmount the bulge at its top (bolt) to reach a good stance. Run out the 5.9 slab above until you reach a large belay ledge on REMISSION. 5.11c

    Pitch 2: Climb twenty feet up the REMISSION corner, then traverse right past an undercling to a good belay ledge on WARLOCK. 5.8

    Pitch 3: Ascend the obvious diagonal corner above, and belay on a sloping ledge with fixed anchors. This pitch was originally part of the A4 pitch on WARLOCK. 5.11d

    Pitch 4: Drop down off the right end of the sloping ledge to reach a traverse line that continues right past an old bolt, into a large broken corner. 5.8

    Pitch 5: At this point the route joins DON'T FIRE and BRITISH ARE COMING for the final pitch. Climb the final corner and slab. 5.9

Gear: standard rock rack
Descent: Walk off to the right down the climber's trail.
History:  July 1988 - Jim Ewing, Larry Hamilton and Rich Baker climbed the first pitch in August 1987. Ewing and Hamilton returned to finish the route in July 1988


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