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Sundown Ledge--Main Cliff
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Bon Temps Rouler T 
Confederacy of Dunces T,S 
Dance Connection S 
Dikenstein S 
End of the Tether T 
Eyeless in Gaza S 
Frigid Relations S 
Mithras S 
Pastryworks S 
Promised Land, The S 
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YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Steve Damboise and Jerry Handren 1991
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Feb 28, 2009

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Mithras (12d)


Mithras is the nice-looking line of bolts just right of Eyeless in Gaza. While Eyeless offers pumpy, sustained climbing, Mithras is much more powerful and bouldery.

After a sketchy bit of 5.8ish climbing to the first bolt, the crux comes at bolts two and three, and yields to a smart sequence. Climbers who attempt to thug the move may end up disappointed. Eventually, before bolt four, you climb more or less up the arete, maybe sneaking right for a rest or leaning left for a clip. A final, aesthetic boulder problem on the left face guards the chains.

Mithras is among the best sport routes at Sundown, and a worthy tick for those who have already done Eyeless or for those who are sick of falling right before Eyeless's anchors.


Immediately to the right of Eyeless.


8 bolts.

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Cruxing. Photo by Mike Manganiello
Cruxing. Photo by Mike Manganiello

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By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
Mar 27, 2011

I tried this route a few years back. Is the no-hands rest to the right of the arete considered on-route?
By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
Mar 28, 2011

I used it when I tried this rig. It's right there, so avoiding it felt contrived.
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jan 1, 2014

I'm going to climb you.
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