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YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 8, 2009

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Unknown 5.11?

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Description 

This is a pleasant, non-strenuous, technical bit of climbing. It starts just to the right of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine, a small, hanging, right-facing dihedral.

Move up pleasant slab to a good rest at an undercling ~20 feet up. Delicately move up using opposition moves on a bit of near vertical terrain. There may be a left hand deadpoint. 50', worth the effort.

Apparently you can use the arete on the right to make it easier.

This had been given a name within the database, but someone has deleted it. Others have provided a name, Lightning Strike. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.

Location 

This is just to the right of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine. It is a small, hanging, right-facing dihedral.

Protection 

6 bolts.


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By Richard Radcliffe
From: Louisville, CO
Oct 25, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Slight advantage to taller people.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 22, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Smaller holds than many routes, but more positive than the other hard slabs on the N Face.
By pat thompson
From: superior
May 8, 2011

Had a blast on this short route. 5.11 sounds good.
By Robots and Dinosaurs
From: boulder, co
Jul 10, 2013

Pretty awesome route, the guidebook says that it's 10d if you use the crack, but that seemed a little heavy to me. Either way it's a great route for those like myself who are trying to break into 11- but don't want to leave a draw. If you fail at the 11-, you can do the 10+.
By Eric Klammer
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 11, 2013

Cool little route! Wimped out and used the arete, probably 10b/c that way.
By Bob Rotert
Aug 9, 2014
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Seem like pretty solid 5.11 not using the undercling or the arÍte .
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