Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Dave Rogers, LP
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jul 25, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project Details

Description

This is another little line on the left side of this crag. On the 3rd trip, after getting rained off a time or two, this line finally got a human ascent. It turns out to be a bit more interesting than you'd expect from below.

Start up a crack ~10 feet left of a left-facing dihedral. Be gentle with some hollow-ish flakes low. Traverse right on a ledge. Gain the dihedral and make some more-delicate moves upward. You can girth hitch some boulder constrictions for an anchor.

This probably needs a good downpour or more scrubbing to get it fully clean.

Walk off to the left.

Location

This is on the left side of this crag.

Protection

You can get a good number of cams in, #0.1-#2 Camalot sizes. I used 2 #1 Camalots and a purple Alien.

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Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.7+
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.7+
I think the most difficult move comes when you move up the dihedral and over a small bulge. The protection is good here. This is the same move you have to make on Drowned Rat which is rated slightly easier. Sep 19, 2013
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
  5.7+
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
  5.7+
Jay, for what it is worth, these 2 lines, Drowned Rat and Rain Delay, are entirely distinct lines. They parallel each other and are separated by about 10 feet. Sorry for the confusion. Sep 20, 2013
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.7+
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.7+
Some people have called this "dirty" next to their tick. I don't think it's that dirty. There is some lichen near the top, but I wouldn't describe the climb as "dirty". Dec 12, 2016