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Owl Rock - West
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Night Vision 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dave Bingham, Chris Filer 1983
Season: Late Spring to early Fall
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Submitted By: Steve Majors on Feb 18, 2013

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The bouldery start to Night Vision.

Description 

Climb over a small bulge to an overhanging crack. You'll need to stem a lot and make sure to place good gear before tackling the overhang because it doesn't let up too much after that. It is more difficult and awkward than it looks. Climb up and right on good ledges/edges but it is very run out till you get to the two bolts before the anchor. The guide book I have says it's 5.9 but it says, "probably hard for it's grade".


Location 

Owl Rock - West


Protection 

You need two small cams before the roof and some large stoppers up high above the roof. Bolts are up and to the right (shares anchors with Snack Break Direct & Snack Break).



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By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
May 12, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

The "PG13" rating refers to the 25 or so feet from your last piece of trad gear to the next bolt.

The boulder start requires fine footwork, but a good stance can be made about 15' up to place a Black Alien (or equivalent) into the overhanging crack, followed shortly thereafter by a series of nut and cam options. Height helps. This would be difficult/committing for shorter individuals.