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Routes in Darth Vader
|Caged, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Darth Vader T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Jedi Mind Tricks S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Oby-won Ryobi S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Prawn, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Sand People, The S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Spaceballs: The Rock Climb T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Storm Troopers S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Yoda S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
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DescriptionYoda is what I look for in a 5.9 sport climb, and is one of my favorite warm-ups... Also a very popular first 5.9 lead....
For a relatively short climb, you will get a great variety of movements and techniques out of it....
A steep, strong start leads to a great foot hold out right where you rest a minute and figure out this cruxy section (jamming and fingerlocking will help) as you get over the bulge, but most people just keep pulling till the angle eases up a bit....
A short slab leads to a crack finish up awesome super grippy rock....
There is often a line for this route...though it's worth the wait, you are at Rumney, there are tons of killer 5.9s out there... Climb a few and come back on the way out when the line is gone and the sunset light makes the view breathtaking....