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Stormy Night 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Steve Mestdagh on Aug 31, 2002

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The side of Cavity rock facing Toy Boat has 4 bolted routes (as of the date climbed). This is the furthest route to the left as facing the rock. Follow the bolts to a short chimney. Anchors at top of chimney. Very fun!


8 or 9 draws (including anchors)

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Queen Shauna enjoys the beautiful weather AND the ...
Queen Shauna enjoys the beautiful weather AND the ...
Mindy Harrell creeps up "Stormy Nightg"
Mindy Harrell creeps up "Stormy Nightg"

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By Bob Archbold
Sep 13, 2002

The anchors have been lowered so to not have to do the last few feet of the chimney
By Eric Fischer
Apr 23, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a very fun route with a good friction move about half way up. good climb to introduce people to black hills friction. having the anchors lower is nice.
By Anonymous Coward
May 31, 2004

8 or 9 draws? Not too sure about that. I did not climb this route because someone was on it. But all the routes on this side of rock has 3 or 4 bolts?
By Paul Huebner
From: Portage, WI
Jul 13, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The route is fun to do and has 5 bolts to the anchors. Putt Putt Toot Toot (5.7) is directly west of Stormy Night on the back of Toy Boat I and there's a 5.4 and a 5.3 on the back of Toy Boat II. Again, I don't know their names. I agree this is a nice spot for introducing climbers to the Needles or for someone's first lead. The climbs are very short so easy to bail from if weather threatens.
By Peter Gram
From: New York, NY
Jul 21, 2004

The route to the right of Stormy Night is Tranquil Evening (5.10a).
By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 30, 2005
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Good route with a tricky crux for 5.7 Well worth doing.
By Kai Segrud
Dec 25, 2005
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

If you follow the bolts up (the picture shows someone going up just left)it feels harder than 5.7
By Alex Peterson
From: Kamas, Utah
Jul 8, 2012

Great easy lead. After leading we set this up as a TR for the kids and worked on the routes to the right. Very solid route with good friction, edging and balance moves.
By Mark Orsag
May 2, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Nice memorable little route. Was told that there had been some breakage in the crux. This left me with two moves that clearly felt like 5.8.
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