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Kiss the Sky 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 230'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: John Steiger, Brent Manning, Sept. 25, 2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: John Steiger on Nov 23, 2010

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The northwest face of Strone Crag, showing Kiss th...

Description 

The second pitch of Kiss the Sky is one of the better pitches on Strone Crag, requiring thoughtful and careful climbing on good rock with fine exposure. The first pitch (110) starts up Firefly, climbing past its first three bolts to an obvious, large horizontal break and another bolt; from here diagonal right (Firefly goes left) and catch a sweet but easy crack (5.6) to a small footstance and belay from a single bolt and cams. The money pitch (120) traverses right and up under a roof band until possible to step right onto the face and climb up to a bolt just above a small roof. Bust up to the next bolt, then follow a seam system on the left and head toward a bolt protecting moves to easier ground. Work up and slightly right to join the anchors shared by Starstruck, Mad Calf Disease, and Old Habits Die Hard. Don't pass up any pro between the second and last bolt, or you might get yourself a runout.


Location 

Follow the approach for Starstruck (also see the photodiagram on the main page for Strone Crag) and Firefly. For the descent, see either the Mad Calf or Starstruck pages.


Protection 

Take along micronuts, microcams, and other gear to 2. Two sets of anchors on top; the higher makes for a better pull.



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By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 5, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Too bad for the dirty first part of the first pitch or I would give this 3 stars. The second pitch is 5.10 something - thin edging with occasional 5.10 move. Definately bring your microcams and brass, look for the best line and don't pass up a placement - most are shallow with cams bottoming out and sticking straight out. Good pitch.

By DrApnea
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 22, 2014

Nothing bigger than BD C4 #0.5 for the second pitch. Thin edging.