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This is another little line on the left side of this crag. On the 3rd trip, after getting rained off a time or two, this line finally got a human ascent. It turns out to be a bit more interesting than you'd expect from below.
Start up a crack ~10 feet left of a left-facing dihedral. Be gentle with some hollow-ish flakes low. Traverse right on a ledge. Gain the dihedral and make some more-delicate moves upward. You can girth hitch some boulder constrictions for an anchor.
This probably needs a good downpour or more scrubbing to get it fully clean.
Walk off to the left.
This is on the left side of this crag.
You can get a good number of cams in, #0.1-#2 Camalot sizes. I used 2 #1 Camalots and a purple Alien.
BETA PHOTO: A good picture of the route.
|By Jay Eggleston|
Sep 19, 2013
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
I think the most difficult move comes when you move up the dihedral and over a small bulge. The protection is good here. This is the same move you have to make on Drowned Rat which is rated slightly easier.
|By Leo Paik|
From: Westminster, Colorado
Sep 20, 2013
Jay, for what it is worth, these 2 lines, Drowned Rat and Rain Delay, are entirely distinct lines. They parallel each other and are separated by about 10 feet. Sorry for the confusion.