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Forty Bucks in the Dark 
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Desert Shield 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: ?
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Submitted By: Peter Spindloe on Apr 16, 2007
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Nicky Hastings near the top of Desert Shield.


A fun arete. The first bolt is fairly high, but it felt secure.


On the northern arete of the Medicine Man column (immediately above the gap between the north and south sides).


QDs. Rap anchor.

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By Rick Shull
From: Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
Oct 16, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

6 bolts. Well protected, rebolted since the first ascent.

By Ian Dickson
Dec 24, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Yea, i wouldn't rate this PG-13 any more.

By Morrismc
From: Raleigh, N.C.
Dec 24, 2010

An amazing climb! Fun movement.

By Heavy D
Jul 16, 2013

Yeah, you can pull the PG rating off. We retro bolted with permissions from the FA dudes. Way more safe and fun corner.