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Shadow Play 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Jeremy Smith
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Submitted By: manuel rangel on May 21, 2006

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Coming up pitch 2 of Shadow Play


Excellent corner, crack is very clean and takes all the pro you throw in it. Face holds make this easier than it looks. Look for a belay ledge at the 2nd roof on the left.


Large corner formed by Rainbow Buttress/Wall and North Walls. Look for a black and brown corner; in the shade year round.


fingers to wide as you want.

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By Lindajft Jft
From: maricopa, AZ
Apr 28, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

I love this climb!!!! It's a great one to teach trad skills!!!
2nd pitch is short. Can anchor on top with tree or use anchor from Green Lantern.
By Dan Anderson
From: Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 17, 2011

This was a fun first Trad lead. Plenty of comfy stances to park and sort through gear. At start of second pitch, stay left of the slightly overhung 5.9 slot on Shadow Fax. That was a bit spicier than expected but still fun.
By Nick Schlichtman
From: Golden, CO
Apr 23, 2012

Did this for my first trad lead as well. Linked as one long pitch. Great stances to place gear and placing gear was very straight forward and obvious. Thought there was one section that may be considered run out if you dont have any larger cams (think I placed a #4 and was glad I had it). Very fun and easy climb.
By Sam Joe Carl
From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 27, 2017

Good route, I don't think it sees a lot of traffic. It could be easily done in one pitch with a 70m rope. Bring a #4 if you aren't comfortable running it out about 30 feet. The second pitch consists of about 25-30 feet of climbing and then another 20 feet of low angle scrambling. I put in two pieces on the second pitch. Rappel off the anchors for Green Lantern

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