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Silver Lining T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Type: Trad, 1000 ft, 9 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Herb Laeger, Eve Laeger and Ron Carson, 5/26/1985
Page Views: 657 total, 12/month
Shared By: limpingcrab on Jul 23, 2013
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Always check road conditions and peregrine closures Details

Description

This route climbs nine pitches over some of the best rock around. Runout face climbing with some 5.9 on every pitch is the name of the game, but there are a few sections that climb cracks and corners.

Keep in mind that the few bolts that are present are 1/4" and very old. I intend to replace the key hardware soon, but if anyone else feels like being generous before I go back out please post up.

Location

The route begins towards the far left, lowest portion of the west face by a prominent pine tree. The rap route down the route requires two 50m ropes and some webbing to replace the old stuff, or you can descend down the rap route described on the main page with one 70m rope and a scramble down the gully.

Protection

A set of nuts, double cams from teeny tiny up to 2" and one 3" piece.
Gear anchors were pretty good in general; with some searching you can find something better than the "poor anchor in flakes" at the end of P5 on one of the topos. At least the few bolted anchors usually had 3 bad 1/4 inchers, or with gear backups not too far away. Apr 3, 2017
limpingcrab
Visalia, CA
 
limpingcrab   Visalia, CA
 
Were the anchors as sketchy as the climbing? Also, congrats on tagging a rare and beautiful route! Apr 3, 2017
Probably closer to 1400-1500 feet in length. Nearly every pitch is ~50M long and 5.9. With the exception of the nice corner crack on P7, every pitch is also R or X rated, especially considering the aged hardware. A few marginal pieces of pro and maybe one rusty old 1/4" bolt per pitch. Bring your A-game and a cool head, and enjoy some of the best granite face climbing anywhere. An all-time Sierra classic. Apr 3, 2017