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Break Out T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bunny Slope T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cat's Cave Inn T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cats Meow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Decapitation T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Graham Crackers T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Greasy Kid Stuff T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Guillotine, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Harm's Way T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Hillside Strangler T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Innominate II T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Kitty Litter Variation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Little Murders T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Obscured by Clouds T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Obscured by Time T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Peer Pressure T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shine On T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Superfluous Bolt T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Tabby Treat T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Tangled Up in Blue T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Thin Man, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed Slab T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Yours T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 200 ft
FA: Darrell Hensel, Mike Graham, Ian Graham, 9/2009
Page Views: 968 total, 10/month
Shared By: Darrell Hensel on Sep 17, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Shine On takes the direct line above the second bolt on the first pitch of Obscured By Clouds. Where Obscured moves right on the dike, continue more or less straight up on approximately 100' of independent climbing. Difficult friction climbing leads past 4 more bolts to the top. The crux is encountered getting to the stance for the 4th (2nd new) bolt. Getting onto an annoyingly poor black knob presents an interesting challenge (the real stance is another move slightly down and left).

Turn the roof on top before belaying. A 60m rope is mandatory - there is zero rope left. A 70m rope would be better. The belay on top requires gear. A possible alternative would be to belay from gear under the roof (probably less than pleasant).

The rock is of very good quality although slightly flaky in spots. It has cleaned up reasonably well, but should improve even more as it sees traffic.

Although not sport protected the R rating almost doesn't seem applicable, but since Shine On starts on Obscured, and Obscured has an R, Shine On also gets one - at least for now.

Location

Start on Obscured By Clouds. Walk off.

Protection

6 bolts, same gear as for Obscured By Clouds (up to 2.5, mainly thin).

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The FA party found this specific type of climbing difficult to rate. Consensus should be able to sort it out into something accurate, + or -. Please comment on the rating if you do it. Sep 17, 2009