Type: Sport, 2 pitches
FA: Pogue, Goodwin
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Shared By: Bobby 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.

Rappel the route back to the base with a 60m rope. 

Protection

16 to 18 quickdraws.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pink Thunder
Sacramento, CA
  5.5
Pink Thunder   Sacramento, CA
  5.5
Bland and over-rated. Jun 10, 2013
Rodger Raubach  
  5.7
A very enjoyable first pitch, correctly graded at 5.7. Excellent protection. Jun 15, 2013
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
Luke Werner
Salt Lake City
 
Luke Werner   Salt Lake City
 
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
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
Dan Katz
New York, NY
 
Dan Katz   New York, NY
 
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
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
Peter Lenz
Salt Lake City
  5.7
Peter Lenz   Salt Lake City
  5.7
As of 6/17/18: The top anchor needs replacement. One hanger is deformed, one is oriented poorly, and flexes visibly with body weight. At least one of the bolts is a spinner.
I will try to alert the COR climbing ranger. Jun 18, 2018
Greg Buker
Ogden UT
Greg Buker   Ogden UT
As many have mentioned, it is quite easy to miss the start of Raindance and head to tailfeather, unless you know what you are looking for. Unfortunately, The GF and I did not know what we were looking for.. We were wondering why the "5.7" felt so difficult! We did this route in one pitch with an 80 meter. Skipped a few bolts towards the top where the climbing is nice pocketed slab. Fun route! Nice views from the top. Jul 6, 2018
Peter Lenz
Salt Lake City
  5.7
Peter Lenz   Salt Lake City
  5.7
You can descend from Tribal Boundaries anchor down West side with Single rope. Rappelling Raindance requires 2 ropes. Jul 24, 2018
Bolts have been replaced (summer 2018) and a mid-way anchor installed so the route can be rappelled with a single 60 meter rope. Please avoid rappelling "Tribal". Aug 25, 2018