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Northern Lights 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: TR Alan Watts '83, Lead John Rich '88
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Submitted By: Jon Rhoderick on Apr 21, 2015

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Multiple fun little problems lead to a good rest at the obvious square flake. Above the flake high steps and slopey holds dish out a powerful crux. Continue up to the shared anchor with Last Chance


2nd sport route in the Catwalk Columns, between two chalked cracks (Prometheus & Last Chance)


9 bolts

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By Matt Farrell
From: Bend, Oregon
Apr 22, 2015
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Thought it was a sandbag at 11d. More like 12-
By Jon Rhoderick
Apr 27, 2015

I think 11d is fair, it didn't feel anywhere close to the same realm of difficulty as Just Say Yes that I tried on the same day.
By CritConrad
From: Bend, OR
Jun 18, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I will agree with matt and say this thing is super sandbagged. I think it could be hard even for 12a! Felt harder than full court press which I got on same day. Also, FWIW everything thinks Just Say Yes is quite hard at 12a so it might not be the best benchmark of the grade in the gorge.

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