Type: Trad, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: JJ Schlick 2006
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Sep 10, 2006 · Updates
Admins: James Schroeder, chris tregge, Doug Hemken

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A long mixed trad route with good exposure once you break the tree line. Good climbing throughout, though the middle section is probably the highlight. The name stems from the sometimes fantastic afternoon light which can set the top of the spire ablaze in contrast to the shade shrouded base.

Start up a vertical finger crack system on the north part of the wall, just before the slabs. Once the crack ends move right to a water runnel and a #1 Cammalot placement. Move straight up to the bolt and climb the left side of the blunt arete for four bolts with the crux coming just after the second bolt. At the last bolt turn the corner to the right side, then climb steep jugs and hollow thin cracks to the top.


A set of medium to large wires, and a single rack of cams from #.4 to #1. Four bolts mid route with chains at top. Best to belay from the top and then rap the route.


East side, roughly 80 feet past "Air"