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Shady Proposition  

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Engle, Vern Phinney-1987
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Submitted By: Evan Johnson on Apr 14, 2013

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Baker in green on Shady Proposition, me on Climbus...

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Climb follows up through a dike. Great movement up through the middle.

That green line on the beta photo may or may not be accurate. go find out.

It's a good line.


On the west face of Java, located opposite of Coral Reef.

See beta photo, it's roughly accurate.


Eight bolts and maybe some small gear for the flake (?)

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Rock Climbing Photo: Shady start
Shady start
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber Evan Johnson on Reef #2 (left), Java is th...
BETA PHOTO: Climber Evan Johnson on Reef #2 (left), Java is th...

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By Jimmy D
From: Rapid City
Nov 3, 2015
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

A small cam for the flake above the 2nd bolt is definitely a good call, but you can get by without one.. Punchy crux leads to superb crystal surfing! This route can be easily TR'd by leading climb-us interuptus (which is also a great line)
By Conor Clarke
Aug 31, 2017

I recall very much wanting some small cams, and I recall whipping onto aforementioned small cams.

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