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City Girls S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Firewater S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Quest for Fire S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Radachello T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Raindance S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Reservations T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
Smoke Signal S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tail Feather S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tither's Jam T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Tribal Boundaries S,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 2 pitches
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Shared By: kBobby Hanson on Jun 14, 2002
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Description

A huge slab, which looks detatched, sits at a relatively low angle on the northeast corner of Flaming Rock. Raindance goes up this slab.

(1) The first pitch wanders up blocks to a two-bolt (hanging) belay just below the big slab.

(2) Surmount the small roof and continue up... and up... the long slab, expecting some good healthy runout (nothing too severe) in places.

Either rappel the route with 2 ropes, or walk west to the top of Tribal Boundaries and rap that route with 1 rope. Beware of climbers below you on TB, as you won't be able to see them.

Protection

16 to 18 quickdraws.
Note: A number of climbers have walked too far left, past the somewhat in-obvious start of "Rain Dance" (5.7) and mistakenly got on the more direct line of "Tail Feather" (10a). It's easy to link in to "Rain Dance" from "Tail Feather", but you will find it a bit more challenging! Oct 2, 2017
Dan Katz  
 
Great route, but several bolts could use replacing - Probably would be fine, given the low angle of the slab, but the spinners still don't inspire much confidence. May 16, 2017
applewood
Tonasket, WA
  5.7
applewood   Tonasket, WA
  5.7
haha - totally screwed up on this one and climbed the newly bolted Tail Feather (10-) instead of the first pitch of Raindance (sure seemed hard for a 5.7 at the time...lol) Anyway, saw the bolts wandering up from the north for Raindance once I was at the top of the first pitch, but thought them for the unrecommended Pygmies in a Vice.

We got the long second pitch right though and found it MUCH easier (three stars, with a couple of 5.5 moves followed by a lot of lovely 5.2-5.4 granite sun-cup climbing). Great views from the belays! May 7, 2017
Luke Werner  
 
Agree that it is a great route, very well protected, nice to learn how to extend for traverses. I second Dave's comment about TR on the first set of bolted anchors, super fun face climb and crack directly underneath the anchors. would be difficult to protect if not on TR Jul 11, 2016
Dr. Long Arm
  5.7
Dr. Long Arm  
  5.7
This route is plenty of fun, and would be perfect for your first multi-pitch climb. The first pitch has an interesting traverse move, and is all very well protected. When viewed from Bumblie wall, this is a BEAUTIFUL formation. We ended up getting a rope stuck in a crack below the first set of chains on the rappel, but just watch your ropes and you shouldn't have a problem. Oct 19, 2013
Rodger Raubach  
  5.7
A very enjoyable first pitch, correctly graded at 5.7. Excellent protection. Jun 15, 2013
Pink Thunder
Lakewood
  5.5
Pink Thunder   Lakewood
  5.5
Bland and over-rated. Jun 10, 2013
Aerili
Los Alamos, NM
 
Aerili   Los Alamos, NM
 
Pitch 2 reminded me of a gently undulating sea with sparkling granite cups between the whitecaps. Oct 12, 2012
Matt Schroer
Logan, Utah
  5.7
Matt Schroer   Logan, Utah
  5.7
Fun climb! The bottom pitch is interesting as it traverses left over slabs, jugs, and splits in the rock. The second pitch is cruiser after the initial 20 feet! Rap off Tribal Boundaries' anchors then walk down past "City Girls" for a great little outing with excellent views of the inner city! Sep 20, 2011
Mattcbh
  5.7
Mattcbh  
  5.7
Did this a few weeks ago. Really fun. You can almost run up the last part of the 2nd pitch. Oct 3, 2009
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.7
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.7
With long slings (very long) and some skipped clips on the first pitch, you can combine this into one long pitch- 70meters + a short simulclimb. May 1, 2007
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
  5.7
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
  5.7
This is a great route, and it falls pretty easily. I'd say on the second pitch you're best off bringing a ton of draws, or skipping bolts or you'll run out. Dec 2, 2006
cassandra
Twin Falls Id
  5.7
cassandra   Twin Falls Id
  5.7
Really like the route. This was the first climb my partner and I did together and I think it works well for people who want to get a feel for one another. Aug 5, 2006
Jake Cowden
Hagerman, Id
  5.7
Jake Cowden   Hagerman, Id
  5.7
I took a friend on her first Multi lead here last week and was very impressed with it, very strait forward no route finding problems and plenty of bolts. however remember to bring two ropes or rap down Tribal Boundaries. Jul 26, 2006
Jake Richens
Sl, ut
  5.7
Jake Richens   Sl, ut
  5.7
take a compass if its your first time, this area gets really confusing for first timers. there is no way you can miss the trail to the climb, just go to the south east part of the rock and look for a trail that approaches the wall. two ropes to get off the second pitch, one for the first. Aug 2, 2005
Jason Billings
Draper, UT
  5.7
Jason Billings   Draper, UT
  5.7
This is a great route and it well protected. Onl the second pitch there are about 4 5.7 friction moves before it goes to 5.5 friction. There is some space between bolts on the 5.5 stuff, but nothing scary. Jun 23, 2005