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Unknown 11- right variation aka Rain Delay 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 15, 2009
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Description 

This is the right variation of currently the 4th bolted route from the left. It splits right after the 6th bolt.

The crux is shared on the bottom slab with the left variation. Ascend a slab with small holds and a key left gaston with tenuous feet after the 3rd clip. Move up to a hanging slab at the 6th bolt. Move rightward. Continue up past a half dozen more bolts to a 4 bolt anchor with 2 Mussy hooks.

Note, those with lesser slab footwork may find the crux stiff for 11-, rated by a good slab climber (not me).

Others have found ways to go that are easier by circumventing the straight-up start.

This had been given a name within the database, but someone has deleted it. Now others have provided a name, Rain Delay. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.


Location 

This is the right variation of currently the 4th bolted route from the left.


Protection 

12 bolts, good slab footwork.



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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 22, 2010
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c

Good if this is the sort of thing you are in to... a near holdless near vertical face. It actually is quite hard for more than a body length.

By JonnyGreenlee
From: Evergreen, CO
Aug 19, 2012

I tried this with two other friends and we all thought that this was at least 11+. Definitely not 11-. The slab crux is THIN.

By Nathaniel Dray
1 day ago
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Rain Delay is FAR easier than rated on Mt. Project. Per the Bob D'Antonio guidebook, it is a 10c/d; however, I felt that the only 10c/d moves could be getting to the first bolt if you go straight up, as there are tenuous holds/feet with a sketchy fall. An easier/safer start can be found 5 feet right of the first bolt, heading up and then traversing left.

After the first three bolts (which felt 10b to me), the climbing eases significantly but is still very fun. Any moderate sport climber should give this a shot, it's very fun with generous bolting. Don't let the inflated rating discourage you.

The other comments regarding a 5.11 rating may be referring to the climb to the left of Rain Delay, which indeed looks like thin, hard, slab climbing.