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Silver Lining 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, 9 pitches, 1000', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: Herb Laeger, Eve Laeger and Ron Carson, 5/26/1985
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Submitted By: limpingcrab on Jul 23, 2013

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Description 

This route climbs nine pitches over some of the best rock around. Runout face climbing with some 5.9 on every pitch is the name of the game, but there are a few sections that climb cracks and corners.

Keep in mind that the few bolts that are present are 1/4" and very old. I intend to replace the key hardware soon, but if anyone else feels like being generous before I go back out please post up.

Location 

The route begins towards the far left, lowest portion of the west face by a prominent pine tree. The rap route down the route requires two 50m ropes and some webbing to replace the old stuff, or you can descend down the rap route described on the main page with one 70m rope and a scramble down the gully.

Protection 

A set of nuts, double cams from teeny tiny up to 2" and one 3" piece.


Photos of Silver Lining Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Vitaliy casting off onto another huge runout, P8 S...
Vitaliy casting off onto another huge runout, P8 S...
Rock Climbing Photo: V following P4 of Silver Lining IV 5.10aR
V following P4 of Silver Lining IV 5.10aR
Rock Climbing Photo: RS following P4(?) of Silver Lining. Pic: VM
RS following P4(?) of Silver Lining. Pic: VM
Rock Climbing Photo: Another topo
BETA PHOTO: Another topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo
BETA PHOTO: Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo
BETA PHOTO: Topo

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By Richard Shore
Apr 3, 2017

Probably closer to 1400-1500 feet in length. Nearly every pitch is ~50M long and 5.9. With the exception of the nice corner crack on P7, every pitch is also R or X rated, especially considering the aged hardware. A few marginal pieces of pro and maybe one rusty old 1/4" bolt per pitch. Bring your A-game and a cool head, and enjoy some of the best granite face climbing anywhere. An all-time Sierra classic.
By limpingcrab
From: Visalia, CA
Apr 3, 2017

Were the anchors as sketchy as the climbing? Also, congrats on tagging a rare and beautiful route!
By Richard Shore
Apr 3, 2017

Gear anchors were pretty good in general; with some searching you can find something better than the "poor anchor in flakes" at the end of P5 on one of the topos. At least the few bolted anchors usually had 3 bad 1/4 inchers, or with gear backups not too far away.

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