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Walking in the Rain 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Dave Gottenborg and Peter Hubbel, August of 1987
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Submitted By: James on Jan 14, 2009  with updates from Jay Eggleston

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BETA PHOTO: Walking in the Rain starts in this crack.

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Look for the crack on the right side of the rock (See beta photo of Flakey).

P1. Follow the crack up to a sloping ledge with large rock leaning against it and belay, 100'. If only doing P1, walk off/downclimb to the right. There did not seem to be a distinct crux. There may be a second pitch or an extension of the first (I will investigate next time). Upon returning we tried a short crack (30-40 ft, see photo, right of rope) to the right of the belay. This is definitely harder than the first pitch, possibly 5.8. Although short I enjoyed this more than the first pitch.

P2. To be edited in.


The route is on the right side of the rock. It is an obvious crack behind a pine tree that heads up to a large roof. We exited to the right just below the roof. To get down is simple just walk right, down climb a short slab, slide through hole between rocks, walk under the rocks, down climb a boulder, then boulder hop back to the start. If you climb the second pitch, you can rap off webbing and a nut. I added some webbing and a rap triangle January '09. Thanks to the individual who left the nut.


Hubbel says pro to 5", I used up to a #4 Friend. For the second pitch I did use #4 & #5 Camalots.

Photos of Walking in the Rain Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Possible second pitch for Walking in the Rain.
BETA PHOTO: Possible second pitch for Walking in the Rain.
Rock Climbing Photo: A good view of the 1st pitch.
BETA PHOTO: A good view of the 1st pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: The upper part of the 1st pitch.
BETA PHOTO: The upper part of the 1st pitch.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Aug 26, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

If you rap off the fixed gear, you don't have to downclimb through the cave at all. A 70m rope gets you to hiking territory. I replaced the webbing on the fixed nut on 8-26-15 but not on the chockstone, as I did not have enough webbing. It would be good if the next party replaced the webbing on the chockstone. The second pitch is 5.7 if done the best way. It is good to have a #5 Camalot for your first piece on the second pitch. You are in a cave of sorts after the first pitch, and the second pitch is well to the right.

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