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Among the Stars 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: lower section: Brian Shelton & Stewart Green, Aug. '04 / upper section: Mark Tjaden & Brian Shelton, Oct. '04
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Submitted By: Bosier Parsons on Apr 13, 2008
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Getting ready for the crux....

Photo by Michelle.


Climb flakes up to a steep section with a mantle crux. Continue up the face left of a shallow right-facing corner to a narrow ledge with a bolt. Continue up the face above on easier (5.7) climbing to anchors on a ledge at the top of the face.


This route is on the north end of the Whale and begins directly behind the large pine tree at the base, and below a shallow right-facing corner. The route is in between Aphrodite on the left and Mister MIA on the right. Guide info from Stewart Green's publication.


7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 30, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Didn't do a mantel, just careful foot work. Love the side pulls!

Note: this is another rope stretcher, a 60m does not make it to the ground. You can get safely off this route with a 60m but be careful!

By S.Stelli
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 31, 2011

Just climbed this weekend with a 60m rope. Had no trouble getting down at all, just take the last few steps easy. You can hold both ends of the rope and stand on the ground. A 70m rope would mean that you had 9.5m of rope on the ground doing nothing. This is a FUN line. Anchor placement is totally fine.

By Jeff Thomas
Apr 2, 2012

We did it on a 60m. If the leader cleans the draws, it's just long enough. A 70m is better though.