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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
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Mark Spencer, Shirley Spencer, Dan Abbot & David Abbot, April 1985
Season: Summer through Early October
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Submitted By: Erock 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 Erock
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 18, 2011

Been awhile since I have been on this site. Looking through some of the comments people have posted to my submissions. I put in your description for the climb with you site name at the end. I origionally went up to solo snake dike and I had gotten off route, later looked at the book topo and I thought that I had soloed "Eye in the Sky". Guess I will have to look at the topo and figure out what I actually soloed. The solo was my last as it was extremely thin and spicy, felt like hard 10. I just stick to ropes now.
By Osprey
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.