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Rainbow Connection 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Michael Adams and Dan Lepska
Season: All Year
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Submitted By: kerwinl on Oct 1, 2014

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Just to the right of the bolted line of Das Musak lays a gear route that rarely sees an ascent. Step off the boulder and clip the first bolt to protect a ground fall, a few hard moves leads to a jug and a perfect 0.5. Continue up and trend right to pull the first roof, a few more cruxes remain.

If it feels hard for the grade you are probably right, felt more like 11c then 11b in my book. May look a little dirty, but it is clean where it counts.

Possible to reach the top anchor from either Saints or the top of Das Musak.


A 0.5 is mandatory to protect the moves to the first roof, as well as a #1 to protect the roof. Bring many finger sized pieces.

Doubles from green alien (0.3) to #1, maybe and extra green alien equivalent.

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By Sol Wertkin
From: Leavenworth, Washington
Mar 2, 2015

FWIW, I place a bomber slightly hidden #2 pulling out of the 1st bulge (after the start).
By Mica The Rock
Apr 5, 2015

FA, Michael Adams and Dan Lepska
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Jun 5, 2016

Alright Tom!

Just a month ago, you thought it impossible for you to lead, and then you go and lead it a month later.

Is this the power of practice on TR?
By michal
From: Everett WA
Jun 5, 2016

Yes it's been onsighted
By hummerchine
Jun 6, 2016
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R

Key pro hidden in horizontal...screw it up and die.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Jun 6, 2016

I'm betting Michal onsighted it.
He has a tendency to do that...

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