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YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Luke Childers
New Route: Yes
Season: spring/Fall
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Submitted By: Luke Childers on Dec 29, 2008

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The crux is not pumping out on the steep headwall after traversing a crazy, overhanging rail. The middle section is also technical but not pumpy.


This is on the right side of Left Wire.


8 bolts to LOs.

Photos of Night Stick Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting pumped at the crux.
Getting pumped at the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling through the last couple of moves.
Pulling through the last couple of moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: Leo at the pumpy crux on Night Stick.
Leo at the pumpy crux on Night Stick.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb up a large dihedral into a technical arete. ...
BETA PHOTO: Climb up a large dihedral into a technical arete. ...

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By MaryR
From: Boulder, Co
Apr 29, 2009

My partner left a pair of Sportiva Testarossa shoes up there on Sunday as we fled from the snow/rain. If you've found um, send me a PM please! Thanks and here's to better weather this weekend.
By Andrew Bradberry
From: Golden, CO
Jan 22, 2010

Loved this route! The bolts were well placed and made the route feel pretty safe. Get a good rest at the top of the dihedral before traversing into the crux. I'll definitely do this one again.
By Luke Childers
Jan 22, 2010

It's good to see people enjoy some of my oldest C.C.C. established lines. I had lots of fun bolting and this line and had always hoped people would come around the corner, out of the noise, and get on this route!!! Thanks for the (+) review, Andrew!!
By Chris I
From: Fort Collins, CO
Mar 19, 2010
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This route is a winner! Varied climbing all the way to the anchors. The crux for me was fighting the pump at the top and finding the two or three good holds at the top among the huge selection of crappy ones. Probably my favorite 11 in Clear Creek right now.

To clean this route, I highly recommend clipping yourself into the rope with a quickdraw as you lower.
By GabeO
From: New Haven, CT
Nov 28, 2011

Best route at Left Wire... by a mile.
By mlloyd
From: denver
Oct 17, 2012

By Nik Shah
Jun 5, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Really fantastic route. Holds are great, and the climb is very picturesque from the ground. To clean, I would highly recommend following on the other end of the rope; cleaning it was far harder than climbing it.
By drewhouser
Oct 5, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

What a fun climb! I thought 11c, especially when compared with Curvaceous (11 c/d). Also, if Pervade is 10c, then this one is easily 11c...just sayin'. Definitely back lead...don't try to rap and clean if you like your ribs.
By JD Sutton
From: Denver, CO
May 16, 2015

Top roped this today as my first 11b ever. What a great route. Then was so tired I left my flannel up there. It's black and blue, and if anyone picks it up, please send me a PM.

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