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Rites of Spring 
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Save the Last Stance for Me 
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Save the Last Stance for Me 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Herb Laeger, Vaino Kodas & Curt Shannon, May 1986
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 13, 2002
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Description 

Climb steep plates past four bolts up and right to a bolted anchor/rap underneath the large roof. Near the top, as the angle lessens the bolts become more spaced. Not terribly runout, but it will probably keep you on your toes.

A fun climb that is fairly well bolted on steeper than usual rock and worth doing if nearby. The climb next to this (Slam Dance, 5.10c) is also worth doing.


Location 

Approach as normal for Isles In The Sky, but aim for a wall down and right from the portion containing Bird Of Fire. This dark wall is covered with many plates and is capped by a large roof. A short bit of scrambling leads to the base, and by scrambling up a rib just left of the wall one can easily access the base of Bird Of Fire.


Protection 

4 bolts to a bolted anchor/rap (all 3/8")



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By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Mar 30, 2004
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Cool climb! In the shade currently afternoons and next to a few other beauties.