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Light on the Path 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Alan Quine 3/88
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Jan 22, 2006
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Another Morning Glory moderate. This is a good alternative to the adjacent 5 Gallon Buckets if there are people on it. It is margially more difficult than its neighbor with a crux coming towards the top.

The route is found between 5 Gallon Buckets and Gumby on the huecoed section of the Morning Glory Wall.


Route is protected by 6 bolts and a bolted anchor

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Getting off the ground.  Definitely no huecos here.
Getting off the ground. Definitely no huecos here...
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By grizz
May 12, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Fun climb. Slightly more difficult than five gallon buckets with some good edging up top. The new guide rates it .10a.

By amyc
Oct 13, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Really fun climb. Looks like it's rated a 5.9 if you start at 5 Gallon Buckets and move right (re: smithrock.com route guide and the watts guidebook), but if you climb straight up from under the anchors, the consensus seems to be a 5.10a (which I agree with). Fun start (when you get it). :)

It also seems like with the popularity of that particular area, it's good karma to climb the routes straight up, leaving bolts for the other routes free.

By Mark Gibson
From: Seattle, WA
Mar 25, 2009

This is a great route if you're looking for something a little spicier than 5 Gallon Buckets. It gets the edging and crimping game warmed up for the rest of the delicate climbing in the Park.

By Rod J.
From: Bend, OR
Jul 25, 2010
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b

Many people are confusing LOTP with The Outsiders (thanks to the original posting of this route). The Outsiders is the route that is adjacent to 5GBs - not LOTP! The pic on this page that the climber is on is that of The Outsiders. LOTP is one route right of The Outsiders & 2 routes right of 5GBs. LOTP is every bit a 10a. I wouldn't argue with a 10a/b rating. LOTP is significantly harder than 5GBs.

By jrdezso
From: portland
Mar 23, 2011

Good post from RodJ. The start is a bit tricky. I had to do a different sequence than the others I was with to get off the ground.

By Nate Ball
From: Taipei, TW
May 1, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b

The series of crimps up top are tricky if you get sucked into going for the jugs out right. Very solid 5.10.

By donggua
Jun 19, 2013

This is a 10a for sure, not 5.9. leaving the ground feels like a V0 bouldering problem. and the final moves toward the top is quite sutble, which means a smith rock 10a -- one balancy move and a little bit insecure