Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Across from The Bihedral aka Cascade Crag

Californication S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crack Where the Sun Don't Shine (retrobolted as Stroke of Luck) S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Dexter S 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Erika S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fire and Rain S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Firestarter S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Friends S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Full Respect S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Hustle T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lichenthrope aka Good Clean Fun T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Lightning Strike S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Loyalty S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Nurse Jackie S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Quick Silver S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rain Check S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rain Delay S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Respect T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Reunion S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Side Dish T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Smallville S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Spooked S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Summer Nights S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thunderhead S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Weeds S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
Page Views: 3,076 total · 30/month
Shared By: Leo Paik on Oct 8, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

You & This Route


101 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-
Seasonal Closure Details

Description

This line starts with the first 50-60' of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine, an obvious hanging dihedral ~18 feet off the ground. Break off left at a tiny pillar on easy terrain to a set of anchors with Mussy hooks.

Note, 10 of these bolts on this line are directly on Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine.

Addendum: this was originally described differently, but someone pointed out to us the intentions of the energized retrobolter.

Others have provided a name, Rain Check. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash. Some call this 5.8+.

Location

This starts with the same first 50-60' of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine, an obvious hanging dihedral ~18 feet off the ground.

Protection

13-15 bolts. Note, over half of this line was originally led without bolts on traditional gear.

Photos

Larry S
Boulder, CO
 
Larry S   Boulder, CO
 
Fun and interesting climbing. I counted 12 bolts plus anchor. A longer sling worked well on the 8th bolt just before the traverse left. Aug 30, 2017
Matt Bentley
Boulder, CO
  5.8
Matt Bentley   Boulder, CO
  5.8
This route is easily identified by the 3 closely spaced, very low bolts at the beginning of the route. This route was really fun, and well-protected throughout. Aug 10, 2017
Brad Gone
  5.8+
Brad Gone  
  5.8+
Thank you very much for the Mussy hooks, Bruce.

The hooks throughout this crag really speed things along, especially on a crowded day. Much appreciated! Jun 25, 2015
jamandbees
Boulder, Colorado
  5.8
jamandbees   Boulder, Colorado
  5.8
Definitely a good route for learning sport lead. There's a lot of protection, great big mussy hook anchors at the top which make both clipping in easy and make it easy for your follower to rap down. Jul 14, 2013

More About Rain Check

Printer-Friendly Guide