|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 100'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]|
|FA:||JJ Schlick, James Q Martin 2008|
|Season:||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Submitted By:||Josh Janes on Jun 14, 2009|
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By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 6, 2014
As a younger climber always on the lookout for beautiful new lines, my day dreams were once haunted with visions of perfect crack lines winding their way skyward, only to end into sweeping headwalls that were riddled with perfect jugs and deep pockets. These imaginary lines were a harmonious union between two styles of climbing that I loved equally. The down and dirty heart kicking nature of true, hard gear climbing, and the steep, long moves between great holds that we all consider classic sport climbing.
Fade To Black and a few others at the Waterfall are about as close as I ever came to realizing these visions.
While it's not a pitch for everyone, I do love this line, and I guarantee it will test you every which way.