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Faded 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: J. Coin
Season: All. am sun. pm shade.
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Submitted By: BBQ on Mar 28, 2015

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Description 

The final climb on the far right hand side of The Danks is a five eleven challenge not to be missed by those who want to enjoy another long pumpy route with some thoughtful movement.

This is yet another Danks route with a crux right off the deck that will get you real pumped real early. Fight to stay on the rock and enjoy big movements to holds that are either teeny tiny or super big.

You will feel pretty dang faded when this never ending route is finally in the bag.

A great climb for those who seek solitude and a short hike! 

Lower Danks. Far right hand side of The Danks. Walk about 30 more feet past the biggest baddest buttress in The Dank (towards Cheyenne Crossing). There is a gap of slabby black rock right after the six closely bolted climbs that you have to walk past before you get to Faded. The hike is actually pretty short and the route is definitely worth doing.

Protection 

Bring a dozen quickdraws. Stick clip first bolt. Be prepared to take the ride at the second bolt.


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By BBQ
May 22, 2015

Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God's wild blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted.
- John Muir

It is with a heavy yet relieved heart that I end the first act of the Million Cranks in the Danks Project. I will be going on a road trip to climb classics in Lander WY, The City of Rocks ID, and Smith Rock OR. Everywhere I go and everything I climb for the next two weeks will not compare to this place I've decided to make my very own for a brief glimpse in geologic time. The Memorial Day crowds have arrived at Bluesky, Mohican and Sunshine. This selfish quest to climb out my favorite crag in Spearfish Canyon began on March 28th and with the full commitment to send everything 5.12c and under I have sent just under one fourth of what this joyful playground has to offer. I must resume this quest soon for I fear this may be the last of the solitude to be enjoyed for the time being and in future sessions to come. No one else is here for now. But I assume that will soon change once word gets out just how sick this place is.

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