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A Faint Horizon S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Assassin, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Black Solitaire Direct S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Black Solitaire, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Broad Axe S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Continental Drift S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Fluffy Puppy Puffy, The S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Hermit, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Holy Roller S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Lost Solitude S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Lucky Old Sun S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lucky Old Sun Direct S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Man on the Moon S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rusty Blade S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scythe, The S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Silent Shout S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Slipstream S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Solitaire S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Thunder Moon S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thunderbird ArĂȘte S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Whiplash S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Abel Jones, JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest
Page Views: 1,346 total · 16/month
Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 29, 2012
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Faint Horizon is an intriguing harder pitch on the Main Wall, and shares the same start as Man on the Moon. Just after the initial starting moves, make your way right to a high first bolt. Be selective as you pick your way through the next 15' of climbing, as most of the rock is not that good, though the dark shields are certainly solid.

The middle portion of this route features fairly technical climbing past some interesting, multi use holds. A good knee bar below the chain draw will give you a bit of a rest before things start to get hard. You will know the crux when it comes, and the route is named for this thin section of beautiful stone and fantastic holds. As it stands it is an excellent crimp training pitch that will improve with traffic.

Get on it if you like the technical side of things and thinking outside the box! It has a reputation for shutting folks down. An onsight challenge for sure.

A bonus for this route is that it is very easy to traverse right, just below the anchor on Man on the Moon, to access the anchor of A Faint Horizon to hang draws, and scrub the crimps....


In between Man on the Moon and Slipstream.


10 bolts, one of them is a chain draw, so 9 draws, fixed biner anchor.


Abel Jones
Bishop, ca
Abel Jones   Bishop, ca
Another great line with fun moves, this area is officially stacked! Good job with getting the rope to run smooth on all of these jj and wade, quality! Feb 4, 2012
A downright FUN route!!! Mar 17, 2012

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