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Routes in Across from The Bihedral aka Cascade Crag

Californication T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crack Where the Sun Don't Shine (retrobolted as Rain Check) 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 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Firestarter S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 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 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 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
Off the Grid T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Quick Silver S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rain Check S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rain Delay (Whodathunkit, led prior to the bolts) 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 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 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 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Oct 8, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

This is a pleasant, non-strenuous, technical bit of climbing. It starts just to the right of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine, a small, hanging, right-facing dihedral.

Move up pleasant slab to a good rest at an undercling ~20 feet up. Delicately move up using opposition moves on a bit of near vertical terrain. There may be a left hand deadpoint. 50', worth the effort.

Apparently you can use the arete on the right to make it easier.

This had been given a name within the database, but someone has deleted it. Others have provided a name, Lightning Strike. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.

Location

This is just to the right of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine. It's the bolted line to the left of the large buttress against the main wall.

Protection

6 bolts.

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Richard Radcliffe
Louisville, CO
  5.11a
Richard Radcliffe   Louisville, CO
  5.11a
Slight advantage to taller people. Oct 25, 2009
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.11-
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.11-
Smaller holds than many routes, but more positive than the other hard slabs on the N Face. Jul 22, 2010
pat thompson
superior
pat thompson   superior
Had a blast on this short route. 5.11 sounds good. May 8, 2011
Eric Klammer
Boulder, CO
 
Eric Klammer   Boulder, CO
 
Cool little route! Wimped out and used the arete, probably 10b/c that way. Jul 11, 2013
Bob Rotert
5.11
Bob Rotert  
5.11
Seem like pretty solid 5.11 not using the undercling or the arĂȘte . Aug 9, 2014
Larry Shaw
Boulder, CO
 
Larry Shaw   Boulder, CO
 
I give it one notch harder than Rain Delay and Quicksilver using the right arete, somewhere around .10d, full credit around .11b without the arete. Sep 13, 2017
Weston Hamilton
Denver, CO
Weston Hamilton   Denver, CO
11b slab not using arete and awesome too, except when you slip from the 3rd clip and meet the less than vertical slab below and sprain yer ankle. Still sent it though. Aug 28, 2018

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