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Eye in the Sky 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b R

   
Type:  Trad, 7 pitches, 1500', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b R [details]
FA: Mark Spencer, Shirley Spencer, Dan Abbot & David Abbot, April 1985
Season: Summer through Early October
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Submitted By: Eric Foster on Nov 7, 2009

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Description 

It starts off the right side of the rope up ledge for Snake Dike. It heads right for a short 5.9 pitch to an anchor on 1/4" bolts then the second pitch follows a runout dike to a runout face that joins Snake Dike at the end of the second pitch then goes straight up the face above the anchor instead of traversing to the Snake Dike. Natural pro is needed for the 10B pitch up high. (Adamclimbs)

Location 

Approach same as snake dike, also starts the same as well for the first pitch only

Protection 

some gear might be helpful in a few spots, otherwise a few draws for the extremely runout climbing on quarter inchers.


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By Adamclimbs
Jun 4, 2010

The route does not actually start after the first pitch of Snake Dike,it starts off the right side of the rope up ledge for Snake Dike. It heads right for a short 5.9 pitch to an anchor on 1/4" bolts then the second pitch follows a runout dike to a runout face that joins Snake Dike at the end of the second pitch then goes straight up the face above the anchor instead of traversing to the Snake Dike. Natural pro is needed for the 10B pitch up high. I thought this was a high quality route in a great position, but would recommend it only if you enjoy runouts on old bolts. Almost all protection bolts are 1/4" and many are protruding more than a 1/4" to 1/2" from the rock.
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Mar 7, 2012

FA: Mark Spencer, Shirley Spencer, Dan Abbot, David Abbot, 4/1985
By Rob Dillon
Apr 7, 2012

Bolts replaced in summer 2010 by Roger Brown et al.
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Apr 6, 2015

This climb is at most a 5.9, and even for that grade it seemed a lot easier than some other Valley 5.9's like Quicksilver and Angelica. I also get the feeling that the FA used up all their bolts on the first 5 pitches and then had to make due with gear anchors and runout climbing for the last 3 pitches. The "10b" (more like 5.8) 6th pitch is quite runout with a really bad fall onto a low-angle slab below. Expect 5.7 R/X climbing. But it's still a really cool pitch with interesting climbing in a shallow corner with a dike on the left-hand wall. Good climb, big approach, bolts are good-to-go now, do it instead of Snake Dike if you're up for a 5.9 R.

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