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Crack Where Sun Don't Shine, The 
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Unknown 10- aka Spooked 
Unknown 11 aka Lightning Strike 
Unknown 11- right variation aka Rain Delay 
Unknown 5 Arete aka Nurse Jackie 
Unknown 7 Left Start aka Californication 
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Unknown 9+ (black hangers) aka Fire and Rain 
Unknown 9+ aka Hustle 
Unknown 9- aka Loyalty 
Unknown aka Rain Check 
Unknown Center Variation aka Quick Silver 
Unknown Ear Route aka Smallville 
Unknown Far Right aka Dexter 
Unknown Left Variation aka Summer Nights 
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Unknown Slab to Arete 
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Unknown 11 aka Lightning Strike 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c

Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 8, 2009
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This is a pleasant, non-strenuous, technical bit of climbing. It starts just to the right of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine, a small, hanging, right-facing dihedral.

Move up pleasant slab to a good rest at an undercling ~20 feet up. Delicately move up using opposition moves on a bit of near vertical terrain. There may be a left hand deadpoint. 50', worth the effort.

Apparently you can use the arete on the right to make it easier.

This had been given a name within the database, but someone has deleted it. Others have provided a name, Lightning Strike. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.


This is just to the right of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine. It is a small, hanging, right-facing dihedral.


6 bolts.

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By Richard Radcliffe
From: Louisville, CO
Oct 25, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

Slight advantage to taller people.

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 22, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c

Smaller holds than many routes, but more positive than the other hard slabs on the N Face.

By pat thompson
From: superior
May 8, 2011

Had a blast on this short route. 5.11 sounds good.

By Michael G.
Jul 10, 2013

Pretty awesome route, the guidebook says that it's 10d if you use the crack, but that seemed a little heavy to me. Either way it's a great route for those like myself who are trying to break into 11- but don't want to leave a draw. If you fail at the 11-, you can do the 10+.

By Eric Klammer
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 11, 2013

Cool little route! Wimped out and used the arete, probably 10b/c that way.