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Into the Eye of the Son 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: M. Veillon
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Submitted By: Ben May on Jan 16, 2012

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Pulled the roof! last quickdraw is on my left hip ...

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Description 

This climb has it all. It starts with good feet and small sloping crimpers and works up and left into great finger locks in a diagonal crack but the feet disappear. Continue up onto thin face climbing with really athletic high-steps to the roof. Continue past roof to easier climbing, up and right to rap anchor.

Location 

start on the diagonal crack that jets up and left under the roof on the main wall

Protection 

bolts, rap anchor


Photos of Into the Eye of the Son Slideshow Add Photo
To cheat or fall! That is the question :P I cheate...
To cheat or fall! That is the question :P I cheate...
Philipp getting ready for the crux at the roof
Philipp getting ready for the crux at the roof
Pulling the roof.
Pulling the roof.
Pulling the roof!
Pulling the roof!
Fun traverse
Fun traverse

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By Ben May
From: Escondido, CA
Jan 16, 2012

I think what I have depicted here is a variation of what's in the Kennedy/Hubbard guide... which states that the climb actually starts on the face underneath the finger crack. That may be a harder option but I can assure you that the crack is a must-do.
By AlexK
Jan 19, 2012

Thanks Ben for taking us here! This is a great climb that starts on good crimps and delicate feet and moves through balance moves to the crux over a roof. From there it's a few small crimps to get to an easy finish and the anchors.

I definitely penciled this into the topo in my SD climbing guide book.
By Ben May
From: Escondido, CA
May 7, 2012

I just want to state, for the record, that I am not responsible for the bolts added to this route. I agree in full that bolts should not go where natural protection can be used. This is a great climb, none the less.