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Catchin' Rays 

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

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ray Snead & Kent Lugbill, 1989
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Submitted By: Rich Kelly on Sep 1, 2001

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  • Description 

    Older style sport climb (meaning you are doing interesting moves above the bolts) with challenging opening moves to the 1st bolt and then continuous thin edging and pebble pinching. Intimidating runout after 3rd bolt but a hidden ledge halfway to the anchors eases your fears. Good intro to the face climbing to be found on this rock.

    Protection 

    3 bolts to chains.


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    Moving past the second bolt on thin feet going for a big white pebble from which you can clip the second bolt.
    Moving past the second bolt on thin feet going for...

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    By Ivan Rezucha
    From: Fort Collins, CO
    Sep 11, 2005

    The first clip is a high above the ground, but a hidden good hold makes it reasonable. The crux for me was clipping the second bolt which I did off of a half-joint bi-doigt. Although worried about it on the ground, I found the runout after the third bolt to be very easy, and I'm not good at this sort of thing (runouts or slabs)....