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Northern Tights 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Eric Ruljancich, Geir Hundal, Christian Rodenbeck
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: "Canada" Eric Ruljancich on Feb 9, 2010

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Logging some air at the crux. Note: This is no...


Fun, fingery, technical climbing up slightly overhanging face. Several cruxes increasing in difficulty make this a solid little line.

Note: The name, a tribute to the play on words of the climb to the right, did certainly involve a Canadian in spandex.


Ten feet left of Aurora No Boreals



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Even more spandex.  Happy now?
Even more spandex. Happy now?
By request for those who like spandex
By request for those who like spandex
Geir's cheap airline ticket
Geir's cheap airline ticket
Expect more flying than climbing getting to the ch...
Expect more flying than climbing getting to the ch...
Joe Kreidel having just pulled through the crux.
Joe Kreidel having just pulled through the crux.
Geir Hundal working the route.
Geir Hundal working the route.
EFR getting the coveted second ascent.
EFR getting the coveted second ascent.
Yet another flight photo of "Canada" Eri...
Yet another flight photo of "Canada" Eri...

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By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Feb 9, 2010

Nice man! Where's them pictograms?
By jbak
Feb 9, 2010

Good job Eric... a comedian and a poet...wow !
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 10, 2010

Nice send Eric!!!

This is a fun, very challenging route. I can't put a reliable rating on it as I have yet to send, but it's a solid 12. The crux moves are at the very end of the climb and you're guaranteed to take a 15 footer if you blow them ... seriously FUN!
By Toofast
Feb 10, 2010

(wagging tail)
By 1Eric Rhicard
Feb 10, 2010

Nice send Eric! Good job to you and Geir for the line. I would go three stars in a four star system. There are some cool moves on this route and the finish is badass with a good clean whipper if you fail. A little funky rock down low is quickly forgotten once you get past it. Great addition to the crag. Will have to wait and see what Don Buland thinks but that is my opinion!
By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Feb 10, 2010

Fantastic, Eric!!!!! Congrats :)
By JoeS
Feb 13, 2010


Congrats. Good route, good send!

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 15, 2010

nice eric!
By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
From: Tucson, AZ / Vancouver, BC
Feb 21, 2010

The bad ass, Eric Richard snagged the coveted second accent of this yesterday in less than ideal conditions - cold, wind, rain and hail. Nice work. Goes to show what a little motivation can do. Congrats.
By Andy Bennett
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 21, 2010

Great route and great send, Eric! Thanks for all your hard work on it :)
By karatepete
From: tucson, AZ
Feb 26, 2010

great meeting you eric, thanks for the killer beta. psyched on the route.
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