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Enlightenment, The S 
Long Live Rock T,S 
Mile High Comic Crack T 
Nighthawk  T 
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Schizofrantic T,S 
Ticket, The S 
Young and the Rackless, The S 

Nighthawk  

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Kevin Landolt on Apr 14, 2012

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Chris Sheridan climbs Mile High Comic Crack - Nigh...

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Description 

Nighthawk climbs the somewhat dirty crack/corner just left of Mile High Comic Crack. Fun stemming and jamming leads over a couple of entertaining bulges - move right at the end to gain the Mile High Comic Crack anchors.

Location 

This is the obvious crack system left of Mile High Comic Crack.

Protection 

Cams from 0.5 - 4 inches.


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By david goldstein
Sep 13, 2014

Much better than it looks, more thoughtful than thuggish. I would have like to have more than one #3 C4, and a second #4 wouldn't have been bad either.

The start is probably the technical crux and would be a pain to lead due to rope drag and putting the belayer in an unfavorable position. I scrambled up a few feet to the right, eventually merging with the line where I put in a couple of pieces. I then descended to the bottom, TR'd the start, and lead on.