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Before The Storm 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Jul 8, 2012
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A climber cruxing on "Before the Storm."

Location 

On the west face of The Canyon. The route begins downhill from where the base of the canyon slopes sharply downard. "Before The Storm" is the 5th line of bolts from the gap between the Egg & the Hatchery, as of March 2013.


Description 

"Before The Storm" is located in the First Corridor and is the fifth line of bolts on the west (left) side of the narrow shaded canyon formed by the Chicken & the Hatchery. "Before The Storm" begins with a high bolt, 15ft. above the ground and just downhill from where the base of the canyon slopes sharply downward, and uphill from the bush growing in the narrow portion of the canyon. Face climb up and over a bulge. Above the bulge the angle eases and numerous pockets lead up and slightly right to the top.


Protection 

9 bolts & chain anchors.



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Nearing the anchors on "Before the Storm."
Nearing the anchors on "Before the Storm."
A climber working the pockets midway up "Before the Storm."
A climber working the pockets midway up "Before th...
A party ascending the upper reaches of "Before the Storm."
A party ascending the upper reaches of "Before the...
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By Tim Moore
Aug 24, 2013

Definitely a very high first bolt and the crux is right at the bulgey part about a third of the way up. After that the route gets slightly easier although leading is rather exposed considering there are about 4 bolts over 50ish feet.