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A Faint Horizon 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest
New Route: Yes
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 29, 2012

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JJ working his way through the crux...


Faint Horizon is an intriguing harder pitch on the Main Wall, and shares the same start as Man on the Moon. Just after the initial starting moves, make your way right to a high first bolt. Be selective as you pick your way through the next 15' of climbing, as most of the rock is not that good, though the dark shields are certainly solid.

The middle portion of this route features fairly technical climbing past some very interesting holds... A good knee bar below the chain draw will give you a bit of a rest before things start to get hard. You will know the crux when it comes, and the route is named for this thin section of beautiful stone, and fantastic holds. As it stands it is an excellent training pitch that will improve with traffic and a few good monsoonal poundings.

Get on it if you like the technical side of things, and thinking outside the box! It has a reputation for shutting folks down. An onsight challenge for sure.

A bonus for this route is that it is very easy to traverse right, just below the anchor on Man on the Moon, to access the anchor of A Faint Horizon to hang draws, and scrub the crimps....


In between Man on the Moon and Slipstream.


10 bolts, one of them is a chain draw, so 9 draws, fixed biner anchor.

Photos of A Faint Horizon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The final hard bit...
The final hard bit...
Rock Climbing Photo: Knee bar...
Knee bar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Left/Center Main Wall
BETA PHOTO: Left/Center Main Wall

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By Abel Jones
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 4, 2012
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Another great line with fun moves, this area is officially stacked! Good job with getting the rope to run smooth on all of these jj and wade, quality!
By RyanJames
Mar 17, 2012
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

A downright FUN route!!!

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