Type: Sport, 130 ft
FA: Shaddow Ayala
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Shared By: Shadow Ayala on Jul 24, 2010
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Scramble up to the ledge just below 'Sheila'. Use the belay bolt to protect the easy moves to the first bolt and deal with immediate arete cruxyness at the second bolt. Once you grab the jugs clip the third bolt and pull into the dihedral. Stem your way up the fun dihedral until it runs dry. When you get to the roof, pull around left and onto the face. Touch 'Sheila' for a brief moment and then head right. Climb forever on the amazing face using incredible little crimper jugs. After climbing 125ft. the holds vanish and your options become limited. Clip the last bolt and float through the heartbreaker of a finish. Don't cheat the route and bail left, go straight up the blank looking face to the anchor. This climb is center stage and classic! I can't believe it wasn't climbed sooner.


To the right of 'Sheila' and to the left of 'Eclipsed'.


17 bolts
chain anchors w/fixe steel biners
-use two ropes to get off or an 80m.


Aaron Cassebeer
Tehachapi, CA
Aaron Cassebeer   Tehachapi, CA
Thanks to Shadow for putting up this amazing route. Overall, I was surprised at how moderate it was. There are some 5.11 moves, but most of the long face is closer to 5.10. This is a great line and a lot of fun. One of my favorites now in Pine Creek for its length and endless technical face. Aug 30, 2010
good route. worth bringing 2 ropes to climb. Jun 25, 2011
Flagstaff, AZ
Wylie   Flagstaff, AZ
Lots of fun! Use an 80m rope or have the 2nd tag the line. 2 ropes weight for the top crux sucks. Jul 19, 2011
Short Fall Sean
Flagstaff, AZ
Short Fall Sean   Flagstaff, AZ
Agreed with the above: great route, definitely worth dragging the extra rope out there to climb it.

How are people finishing this route? After clipping the last bolt I moved slightly left to what appeared to be the most obvious holds. I got to a point where I easily could have stemmed/palmed the big block at the top of Shiela. It felt pretty contrived to not use this feature, but I forced myself to stay off it. Maybe detracted slightly from the quality of the route, but whatever. I'm curious if people have also gone right or even straight up (looked pretty blank). Oct 4, 2015
Vlad S
Vlad S  
I went left after the last bolt, same as you, since the rope drag from 2 ropes was bad and it looked easier. However, my partner cruised straight up to the anchor without a pause unencumbered by the ropedrag. So, it goes both ways. Oct 5, 2015
Really fun route, great addition to the area. The exposure at the top is something else, and the dihedral moves at the beginning are just technical enough to get you going before the face.
Agreed with this being moderate for the grade, the top is sustained but no stand out 5.11 moves and there are ample opportunities for rests. May 31, 2016
Mike McL
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Mike McL   South Lake Tahoe, CA
Excellent route. Very sustained.

I'll confirm you can rap this with a single 80 m rope, though I doubt you can TR it with an 80 from the starting ledge without some shenanigans. We had the leader belay up the follower and then rapped. From the lower rap anchors (above Queen of the Heartbreaks, not Sheila) we just made it to the rap station at the start of Eclipsed with an 80 m rope. We only had about 2 feet of rope below the chains which leads me to believe a TR from the starting ledge won't work. Watch your ends.

EDIT: Climbed this again. We were able to TR it from the anchors at the start of Sheila with an 80 meter rope, lowering the leader to the bolts at the start of Eclipsed. I extended the top anchors with 2 foot slings and unclipped a few draws in the dihedral on the way down so the rope runs straighter. We were able to lower with a few inches to spare this way. Have the second tie in beforehand. Jun 20, 2018