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Rain Delay 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Dave Rogers, LP
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jul 26, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: A good picture of the route.

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This is another little line on the left side of this crag. On the 3rd trip, after getting rained off a time or two, this line finally got a human ascent. It turns out to be a bit more interesting than you'd expect from below.

Start up a crack ~10 feet left of a left-facing dihedral. Be gentle with some hollow-ish flakes low. Traverse right on a ledge. Gain the dihedral and make some more-delicate moves upward. You can girth hitch some boulder constrictions for an anchor.

This probably needs a good downpour or more scrubbing to get it fully clean.

Walk off to the left.


This is on the left side of this crag.


You can get a good number of cams in, #0.1-#2 Camalot sizes. I used 2 #1 Camalots and a purple Alien.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dave mounts the crux.
Dave mounts the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: A rope hanging on the route.
BETA PHOTO: A rope hanging on the route.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 19, 2013
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I think the most difficult move comes when you move up the dihedral and over a small bulge. The protection is good here. This is the same move you have to make on Drowned Rat which is rated slightly easier.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Sep 20, 2013

Jay, for what it is worth, these 2 lines, Drowned Rat and Rain Delay, are entirely distinct lines. They parallel each other and are separated by about 10 feet. Sorry for the confusion.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 12, 2016
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Some people have called this "dirty" next to their tick. I don't think it's that dirty. There is some lichen near the top, but I wouldn't describe the climb as "dirty".

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