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The Rising 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Vaino Kodas, Bob D'Antonio and Richard Aschert, 2002
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Dec 14, 2002
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"The Rising" is located on a clean panel of rock on the right side of Spiney Ridge. It is listed as project in the Thompson guide and as route 16 in the photo below. Climb up a short corner to the first bolt. Clip the first bolt and make a hard move onto the steep, red wall on good pockets. Climb up excellent rock on good pockets and edges passing several bolts. Hard face climbing leads to the last bolt and the crux. Make several hard moves past the last bolt and race your forearms to the anchor.

One of the best pitches at Shelf.


Eight bolts lead to a two-bolt anchor.

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By Joe Collins
Mar 22, 2004

Hmmmmm.... I've gotta disagree with this being considered "one of the best pitches at Shelf".Pretty average route, even by Cactus-Cliff-right/Spiney standards.Nice lower section, but the bulby features on the upper half are pretty crumbly.

From: Wherever we park!
Jan 10, 2010
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a

This would be a 3 star route with the addition on a trail, place to belay, and a bit of gardening on the ramp. Hard, sustained climbing.

By slim
Dec 2, 2013

The climbing on the lower section is great, but the upper part kind of deteriorates into weird sharp/slippery/crumbly/bubbly techno-piss climbing. I thought the top was pretty desperate.