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Silently Does the Sun Shine 

YDS: 5.14a French: 8b+ Ewbanks: 32 UIAA: X+ ZA: 32 British: E8 7a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.14a French: 8b+ Ewbanks: 32 UIAA: X+ ZA: 32 British: E8 7a PG13 [details]
FA: Andrew Gearing
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Dustin Stephens on Jun 21, 2012

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The free version of the old aid route Right on, Solid, & Far Out (A2+). Stem up the corner on good gear to a rest. Nest as many RPs as you can, clip the fixed pin (may or may not be good for a fall), and muscle through the V9-10 boulder problem above to a good ledge. Belay here on small-medium gear or just continue to the top of the cliff (5.10 R). Heads-up belay recommended due to ledgy terrain below the crux.


Left of Inhibitor, right of King Me


small-medium cams and RPs (especially offset HBs)

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By TheDrak
Oct 28, 2013

Bounce-testing the pin caused it to shear in half, resulting in a funny story.
By Dustin Stephens
Jan 27, 2014

When did that happen? Story?
By TheDrak
Mar 26, 2014

It was my first aid route (Sketchy). Anyhow, I clipped the pin, bounced and it failed. I took a daisy whip on some rp brassies. It was a great experience! It was in October of 2013.
By Dustin Stephens
Mar 26, 2014

A pin you placed or the (formerly) fixed one?
It sheared in half?? That sucks.
By TheDrak
Mar 28, 2014

It was the old fixed pin... I'm only 145 lbs and I snapped that sucker ;)... Luckily I had some decent protection below me... I presume Andrew never fell on it while working on the route...

I will keep my half of the pin and tell my grandchildren about it lol.
By Dustin Stephens
Mar 29, 2014

He replaced the pin in 2012 for the FFA (the old one failed in a fall). So this happened in October 2013? Damn, even shorter life span than expected. Does the pin look like it broke in half due to corrosion? At this point a pin placement in that spot has failed at least 3 times over the last few years... maybe time to consider something more lasting.
By TheDrak
Apr 3, 2014

Wow... I thought it was the old pin because it was quite rusty... I broke it in October of 2013.

Bottom line: Fixed pins rust and break...

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