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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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.


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.


6 bolts.


Richard Radcliffe
Louisville, CO
Richard Radcliffe   Louisville, CO
Slight advantage to taller people. Oct 25, 2009
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Smaller holds than many routes, but more positive than the other hard slabs on the N Face. Jul 22, 2010
pat thompson
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
Bob Rotert  
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