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Shady Character 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Tod Anderson
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Nate Adams on Jul 25, 2006

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A shady character sampling huecos and fingerlocks!

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The route overhangs briefly at the second bolt, and manages to be pretty pumpy for the grade.


The route is on the West-facing wall in the corridor. The East-facing wall is part of the De Spectaculis formation in The Arena. The route starts about 10 feet right of the arete, and follows a prominent rib, which is about five feet wide.


6 bolts.

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BETA PHOTO: This pic should help you find the route.
A shady character at bolt 2.
A shady character at bolt 2.
The route's namesake, perhaps?
The route's namesake, perhaps?

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By killclimbz
Jul 26, 2006

Great route! Plenty fun. I would recommend that your belayer wears a helmet. There is still some loose stuff that comes off. Being in a corridor there is no where to hide from the ricochet effect. Good stuff.
By natedawg
Jul 14, 2008

Looks like a textbook example of a bolted crack.
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 15, 2008

Looks that way in the photo, but the route only goes into the crack for a couple of moves then moves away on huecoes.
By slim
Jun 11, 2012

A pretty good route and deceptively steep. I didn't feel too concerned about the wall behind me as the climbing is fairly positive and the bolts are in good locations.
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