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Lady Of The Light 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mark Rolofson, Rick Leitner, & Rho Green, 12/13/1997
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 29, 2001

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    On the right side of the Solar Dome, as you face the climbing routes, is a ramp-slot-arete system that starts off a ledge, and just left of the arete is a clean, steep face that is called Lady Of The Light. The name has very personal meaning for Mark and many other Boulder climbers (just ask him the story). While a short route, Lady packs a lot of complex climbing in the distance it covers. Climbing starts rather blank for the feet and after a clip or so stabilizes with a good rest. From here to the anchors, the climbing just gets a bit harder with each move. This entails mostly edges and sidepulls with a long crux reach rightward for thin fingers. Another powerful move through a narrow slot gains the anchor.

    I'll go with the three stars for the moves, continuity, and quality of the stone, but, to keep things in perspective, this not The Diamond here, just a brilliant, short problem with an important history. For my own preferences, I'd call Lady Of The Light the best route on the Solar Dome.

    Per Mark Rolofson: the climb was named in memory of Elaine Chandler who died on December 5, 1997 from an illness. She was a climber, hang glider, and graphic artist. She started the Sport Climbing Connection, a climbing magazine published in the early 1990s.

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    [7] or so draws and a rope.


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    By Mark Rolofson
    Mar 16, 2017
    rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

    First ascent: Mark Rolofson, Rick Leitner & Rho Green on December 13, 1997. This was the first route on the crag. The climb was named in memory of Elaine Chandler who died on December 5, 1997 from an illness. She was a climber, hang glider, graphic artist. She started the Sport Climbing Connection - a climbing magazine published in the early 1990s.

    A short easy slab lead past 1st bolt to the overhanging face. The climbing is fun & gets progressively harder with a redpoint crux finish. There are 7 bolts / 2 rings.

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