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Dam in the Rain 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: B-Mkll Mackall on Jun 7, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Dam arete. Approximate bolt locations shown.

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Start up the obvious arete sidepulling on seams and using small edges to gain a good edge (crux). After clipping the 2nd bolt transfer around the arete to the right onto the face and continue up using the arete with your left hand and a juggy crack for your right. Committed, balancy movement, a heel hook or two, some slaps/compression.... good route.

Enjoyable movement and one of the more pure arete routes in the area. Fun and totally worth it. Would get 4 stars if not for a small tree all up in your business at the top.


Uphill from Rancho Deluxe, the obvious sharp arete before the Gobi/Jens section.


Bolts (7) to cold shuts.

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By Beau Skelton
From: Palm Desert, UT
May 21, 2015

Great first 10 lead! Really enjoyable climbing but the best part is the view at the top. :)
By Evan Schock
From: Bozeman, MT
May 3, 2017
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

one of the best routs at the spur. must do. really pumps your right arm, left is chill

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