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Unknown 11- right variation aka Rain Delay 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 15, 2009

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This is the right variation of currently the 4th bolted route from the left. It splits right after the 6th bolt.

The crux is shared on the bottom slab with the left variation. Ascend a slab with small holds and a key left gaston with tenuous feet after the 3rd clip. Move up to a hanging slab at the 6th bolt. Move rightward. Continue up past a half dozen more bolts to a 4 bolt anchor with 2 Mussy hooks.

Note, those with lesser slab footwork may find the crux stiff for 11-, rated by a good slab climber (not me).

Others have found ways to go that are easier by circumventing the straight-up start.

This had been given a name within the database, but someone has deleted it. Now others have provided a name, Rain Delay. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.


This is the right variation of currently the 4th bolted route from the left.


12 bolts, good slab footwork.

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 22, 2010
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Good if this is the sort of thing you are in to... a near holdless near vertical face. It actually is quite hard for more than a body length.
By Nathaniel Dray
Apr 22, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Rain Delay is FAR easier than rated on Mt. Project. Per the Bob D'Antonio guidebook, it is a 10c/d; however, I felt that the only 10c/d moves could be getting to the first bolt if you go straight up, as there are tenuous holds/feet with a sketchy fall. An easier/safer start can be found 5 feet right of the first bolt, heading up and then traversing left.

After the first three bolts (which felt 10b to me), the climbing eases significantly but is still very fun. Any moderate sport climber should give this a shot, it's very fun with generous bolting. Don't let the inflated rating discourage you.

The other comments regarding a 5.11 rating may be referring to the climb to the left of Rain Delay, which indeed looks like thin, hard, slab climbing.
By Robots and Dinosaurs
Jun 25, 2014

According to the guidebook, and I'd agree, if you go straight up the face on the bolt line, it is 11-. If you use the flake out right, just below the third bolt, it is 10+. Apparently some people think the 11- section is a little sandbagged. That could very well be the case, but I think the feet very small and don't look like anything.
By JonnyGreenlee
From: Evergreen, CO
Dec 19, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I think there is a little bit of confusion regarding this route: to the left is a climb that starts with a hard, thin slab and if I remember correctly, has a left and right variation above the crux slab. I had made a comment before referring to that route.

The route as shown in the photo on this page is a separate route that starts 15-20 feet to the right and goes at probably 10b/c ish.
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