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Drilling In The Dark 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Tim Monsell
Season: spring fall, summer but HOT when the sun hits it
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Submitted By: Chase Gee on May 7, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Drilling in dark 5.7,
error of our ways 5.7 trad

Description 

Goofy Start. I get up on the boulder and start off straddling the cave then go up right. All the good holds are super polished so just follow the shine. Good easy lead. Guide book says the Lost Bolt is the best 5.7 in the Canyon but I believe Drilling In The Dark Is


Location 

Take the second trail of Fucoidal (further east)there will be an obvious crag take the trail that goes east away from that crag around the boulder into a second alcove. route is just right of the Cave.


Protection 

It's pretty sewn up 5 or 6 bolts to chains



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By Matt Schroer
From: Logan, Utah
Aug 22, 2011

I agree with the book that Lost Bolt is the best 5.7. This is a good route, but it's only like 25 feet long (maybe 30), whereas Lost bolt is easily 50 and has more fun moves on it.

By Matt Schroer
From: Logan, Utah
Aug 22, 2011

I just looked at this description. There's no way this route is 45 feet.

By Connor England
From: Tooele, Utah
Sep 30, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Pretty fun easy quick climb; like 25 feet long, locked in draws at the top :) Edges are greased, but still some fun moves.