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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Wolfgang Braun on Nov 7, 2008

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Night Vision

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Description 

Begin just left of the Sanity Assassin Off width. Climb a easy dihedral to a big flake. Jam Or Layback the flake until you get under the bulge. Clip a bolt then make some powerful moves on good holds over the bulge. Some laid down climbing leads to a moderate rest. Next is the crux, either go straight up on small holds, or reach out left to the sloping arete until you reach a jug. Clip a piton, then make some balancy Tip jams that lead to a small ledge below the anchor.

The second pitch is 5.9 trad that leads to the top of the cliff, but it is likely that no one has done it in a long time, meaning it would be really dirty.

Location 

Just left of the Sanity Assassin block, right of the sign in a small corner.

Protection 

P1: 3 Bolts, 1 Piton, Gear to 2 inches, 3 bolt anchor with yellow webbing.

P2: Gear


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By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
Oct 11, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Piton looks suspect. You can place a "good enough" yellow TCU right by it though if you want to back it up.
By dmPete
Jul 31, 2015
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Piton still looks suspect. My climbing partner and I each took modest whips on it, though, and it held...for what that's worth. In hindsight, maybe not the brightest idea to use it, and would have been happier backing it up with a small cam.

A bright, shiny bolt right there instead would definitely improve the experience.
By another Chad
Jul 31, 2015
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Pete, so the pin has been shown to hold falls and presumably kept you from taking a real plunge and you still advocate not using it?

If I remember correctly, nobody is ever going to take more than a mini-fall on that anyway as the climbing is over when the pin is at you waist. Right?

Chad
By dmPete
Aug 13, 2015
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Chad, I definitely see your points...the piton will probably continue to hold for some time still, and the risk of it being strained by a larger fall isn't huge.

This probably just boils down to the two of us having different risk tolerances, which is totally ok by me.
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