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Shaft of Light 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Drew Spaulding, John Slezak, 2006
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 281
Submitted By: Drew Spaulding on May 27, 2010

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Description 

Start just right of the 2-bolt anchor on the Bird's Nest ledge. Climb past 5 bolts out the left side of the large roof (crux). Step right into the long, left-facing dihedral at 5.8+. 1 more bolt connects to the crack up and right to find the 2-bolt anchor. You can avoid the 11c roof by starting up Raspberry Jam and working rightward into the Shaft of Light dihedral. This makes for a long 5.9 pitch with only 2 bolts.

Protection 

Standard rack and a 70m rope! 6 bolts in 110' so plan on placing lots of gear! 14 quickdraws recommended. 2-bolt chained anchor for the descent


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