Avg: 3.6 from 36 votes
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Lee Munson and Steve Pachman circa 1984|
|Page Views:||3,148 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||Julian Smith on Nov 21, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
This proud route is located at the far end (from the Amphitheater) of the 1st North End cliff. The first pitch is what usually gets done, because it is a more reasonable and totally classic at 5.10. The second pitch, which is a bit more serious, sees fewer ascents. The best approach is to combine both pitches into the mega classic send.The start of Shadowdance is to be found about 25 feet to the left of Nutsweat, in a sweet, clean lie-back flack. Crank this up to a ledge and get some good gear in for the finger cracks that lead up into a right facing dihedral. There is an anchor at a stance where one can lower to the ground. Or, find the super secret number 6 BD nut placement above the anchor and crank out onto the second pitch. A little gear can be sussed out here and there. Mostly it is an adventure is finding some small stuff that will hold your confidence. Continue up and around the left side of the huge roofs above to finish at the Nutsweat anchor. Rappel from here to the ground with two ropes. Enjoy!