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Akahi T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cat-O-Nine-Tails S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Cersei T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cost of Business T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Creaking Plank S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Firefly T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gods and Monsters S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Itchy Scratchy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kiss the Sky T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Le Rap Et Tap T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Mad Calf Disease T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Major Tom T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Minotaur T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mr. Bad Luck T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Nimbus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Old Habits Die Hard T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Orbital Decay S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Rear-View Mirrors S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Red Gorilla S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Road to Recovery T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Space Cadet T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Starstruck T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tyrion T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wealth of Nations T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 230 ft, 2 pitches
FA: JS, Brent Manning, Sept. 2010
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Shared By: John Steiger on Nov 23, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

The second pitch of Kiss the Sky is one of the better trad pitches on Strone Crag IMO, requiring thoughtful and careful climbing on good rock with fine exposure. The first pitch (110’') starts up Firefly. At Firefly's fifth bolt, traverse right (Firefly goes left) for about ten feet and catch a sweet crack to a small footstance and belay from a single bolt and cams. (5.6).

The money pitch (120’') traverses right and up under a roof band until possible to step right onto the face and climb up to a bolt just above a small roof. Bust up to the next bolt, then follow a seam system on the left and head toward a bolt protecting moves to easier ground. Work up and slightly right to join the anchors shared by Starstruck, Mad Calf Disease, and Old Habits Die Hard. Don't pass up any pro between the second and last bolt, or you might get yourself a runout.

Location

Follow the approach for Starstruck and Firefly. For the descent, see either the Mad Calf or Starstruck page.

Protection

Take along micronuts, microcams, and other gear to 2”.

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Steven Amter
  5.10b
Steven Amter  
  5.10b
There are several good holds that are a little hard to see at first look. An enjoyable, cerebral climb. Aug 3, 2015
DrApnea
Wenatchee, WA
 
DrApnea   Wenatchee, WA
 
Nothing bigger than BD C4 #0.5 for the second pitch. Thin edging. Jun 22, 2014
Tim Wolfe
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10
Tim Wolfe   Salt Lake City, UT  
  5.10
Too bad for the dirty first part of the first pitch or I would give this 3 stars. The second pitch is 5.10 something - thin edging with occasional 5.10 move. Definately bring your microcams and brass, look for the best line and don't pass up a placement - most are shallow with cams bottoming out and sticking straight out. Good pitch. Jul 5, 2011