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Chain Lightning 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tony Lusk, Joe Shiefman, Kent Brewner
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Submitted By: dcohn on Sep 5, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Base beta photo. Chain Lightning: Green Two Steps...

Description 

Start off on slab and then climb a bulgy face. This is a nice long route with pretty good rock.

Location 

The first route from the top of the gulley of the east section of Sky Valley. (The east section is accessed by rapping or down climbing this gulley. There are rap anchors behind a large bush at the top of the gulley.)

Protection 

bolts and anchors


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By Dan Schnurr
Apr 22, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Much better route than we thought it would be. Slabby at the bottom (being somewhat tall helps with the first clip, decent fall if you miss) to easier, more bulgy climbing at the top. Well worth doing.
By Hubert Cumberdale
Jun 20, 2014

Bring a stick clip. The consequences of blowing the first clip is pretty high in this steep gully, and if you're under 6 feet tall, you'll be making 5.10 friction slab moves to the first bolt.