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Quick Silver 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 8, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Tally O'Donnell on Quicksilver, belayed by brother...

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Description 

This is the center variation of three options that starts in the nook on this northwest aspect of this crag. It has a brief crux with the bulk of the difficulties in its second half.

Start up in a nook past 2 bolts. Continue up a slab with a footsy crux (a bit squeezed here, since you can reach left a touch bolts on the left variation - which would give a lower grade). You could strain a bit harder and eliminate a good hold on the left to challenge yourself. You can also easily veer left and make the route go at 5.10. Go up to an overlap, choose the left of 2 options here (going right is the route Erika). Find a second crux (10) and fire for the 2 bolt anchor with Mussy hooks on the left.

Some have called this 5.10.

This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.

Location 

This is the center variation of three options up a slab that starts in the nook on this northwest aspect of this crag.

Protection 

9-10 bolts.


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By Robert Buswold
From: Longmont, CO
Sep 9, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Really liked this route, but didn't think it was that hard. Hopefully it just means I'm getting better.
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Jun 24, 2013

Fun line. Pic has the climber in the crux. 5.10b/c seemed about right, as shorter climbers have to suss out slightly harder sequence. Being 6' felt like an advantage.
By ConnerM555
From: Denver
May 7, 2014

I also didn't think this route felt that hard, but maybe it is a sign of improvement. ^^^^^^
By Andy B
Aug 16, 2014

Fun. If you don't bail left at the 5th bolt, this will definitely feel 10+ (maybe 11-). I'd call it 10c if you go left. It's bolted very well and is fun regardless.
By Jake Riggs
From: Boulder, Colorado
Apr 26, 2015

Sweet little line, solid 10b. Slabby 5.8/9 climbing leads to an interesting sequence at the bulge.
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