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Dam Wall
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L to R R to L Alpha
Dam Fine Cracks T 
Damned if You Do  S 
Damned if You Don't S 
Day as Night S 
Fall Equinox S 
Shale for Sale T 

Damned if You Do  

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Scott Keller, 1998
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Submitted By: John Steiger on May 27, 2011

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Description 

Start either at the base of Damned if You Donít or 20 or so feet right of Day as Night and gingerly fourth class 45 feet to a ledge. Damned if You Do takes the obvious bolt line above. A ragged, vertical shale band left of the bolt line can be disconcerting, but the bolts are close enough together that I think a fall would be safe with a watchful belayer. Easier than Rebel Yell, harder than Fine Arete, and definitely a step down in quality from both, the route is worthwhile nonetheless. The crux may be clipping the bolt just before a huge jug, depending on how you get to it. (Date of FA from rc.com).

Location 

This is the line of bolts beginning off a large, loose-shale infested ledge system about 45 feet up, between Damned if You Donít to the right (the right-most bolt line on Dam Wall) and Day as Night to the left.

Protection 

Dozen or so draws to chains. Lower/rap from a single 70m.


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By tenesmus
May 29, 2011

Very accurate description. And you're right, you wouldn't want to fall at a few of these bolts.