|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)?|
|Submitted By:||Leo Paik on Oct 15, 2009|
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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.|
From: Evergreen, CO
Aug 19, 2012
|I tried this with two other friends and we all thought that this was at least 11+. Definitely not 11-. The slab crux is THIN.|
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.|