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Rain Dance 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Doug Byerly and Kath Pyke
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Submitted By: paco on Jun 1, 2001

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1st pitch of Rain Dance, 5.6.

Description 

Rain Dance certainly has some super fun cracks on quality rock, but I don't think this route deserves three stars either. If coming up to do it, make sure you do another route the same day (see Refugium).

The 1st 5.9 pitch on this route consists of beautiful finger cracks up a perfect slab. In my opinion, the best pitch of either Rain Dance or Refugium. From there continue via variations (the .9+ is fun but thin) to the top. Note: watch out for loose chicken heads on top of last pitch!

Protection 

Standard, high peak rack with some extra thin gear.


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Meggie Marsden following the 2nd pitch of Rain Dance, 5.9.
Meggie Marsden following the 2nd pitch of Rain Dan...
Meggie Marsden following the 4th and last pitch of Rain Dance, 5.8+ - a handcrack with chickenhead jugs on the side.
Meggie Marsden following the 4th and last pitch of...

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By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Jan 28, 2010

Anybody interested in adding a description of the climb that gives some information about the where the route goes, starts, etc.
Cheers.