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Light on the Path 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Alan Quine 3/88
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Jan 22, 2006  with updates from Carl Schaefer

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A little past the edgy, thin crux.

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Another Morning Glory moderate. This is a good alternative to the adjacent 5 Gallon Buckets and Outsiders if there are people on them. It is more difficult than its neighbor with a crux getting off the ground, and then near the top towards the top.

The route is found between The Outsiders and Gumby on the huecoed section of the Morning Glory Wall.


Route is protected by 8 bolts and a bolted anchor. Bring your own draws, as the steel ones are getting pretty worn.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bobby on the jug haul which is slightly more fun t...
Bobby on the jug haul which is slightly more fun t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Blair casually moving upwards
Blair casually moving upwards
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the anchor of Light on the Path
Nearing the anchor of Light on the Path
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting off the ground.  Definitely no huecos here...
Getting off the ground. Definitely no huecos here...
Rock Climbing Photo: Halloween at Smith
Halloween at Smith

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By grizz Burton
May 12, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun climb. Slightly more difficult than five gallon buckets with some good edging up top. The new guide rates it .10a.
By amyc Christensen
Oct 13, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Really fun climb. Looks like it's rated a 5.9 if you start at 5 Gallon Buckets and move right (re: route guide and the watts guidebook), but if you climb straight up from under the anchors, the consensus seems to be a 5.10a (which I agree with). Fun start (when you get it). :)

It also seems like with the popularity of that particular area, it's good karma to climb the routes straight up, leaving bolts for the other routes free.
By Mark Gibson
From: Seattle, WA
Mar 25, 2009

This is a great route if you're looking for something a little spicier than 5 Gallon Buckets. It gets the edging and crimping game warmed up for the rest of the delicate climbing in the Park.
By Rod J.
From: Bend, OR
Jul 25, 2010
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Many people are confusing LOTP with The Outsiders (thanks to the original posting of this route). The Outsiders is the route that is adjacent to 5GBs - not LOTP! LOTP is one route right of The Outsiders & 2 routes right of 5GBs. LOTP is every bit a 10a. I wouldn't argue with a 10a/b rating. LOTP is significantly harder than 5GBs (5.8) & The Outsiders (5.9).
By jrdezso
From: portland
Mar 23, 2011

Good post from RodJ. The start is a bit tricky. I had to do a different sequence than the others I was with to get off the ground.
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
May 1, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

The series of crimps up top are tricky if you get sucked into going for the jugs out right. Very solid 5.10.
By donggua
From: Corvallis, Oregon
Jun 19, 2013

This is a 10a for sure, not 5.9. leaving the ground feels like a V0 bouldering problem. and the final moves toward the top is quite sutble, which means a smith rock 10a -- one balancy move and a little bit insecure
By MeghanK
Mar 23, 2015

This is at least .10a. Quite a bit harder than most other 5.9s at Smith.
By morgoth70
From: Bountiful, UT
Jun 17, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Aside from the opening boulder problem, I'd call this a 5.9. Super crimpy, very sustained 5.9, but 5.9 all the same.

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