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Hey, Dude S 
Irish Red S 
King and Eye, The TR 
Murphy's Law S 
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Stitch of Time 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: K. & K. Hower, 1990
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Submitted By: Doug Redosh on Aug 27, 2003

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Jer rapping Stitch of Time.

Description 

I believe this route is the first bolted route right of the arete that divides the main face, and 2 completed routes left of the obvious, left-facing dihedral of Chris and Pete's Wake Up Call. Stem/friction up to first bolt, then place gear in incipient crack. The crux is stepping back left from right groove with good nut placement onto the face to clip 2nd bolt. It has good friction climbing. There is a 2 bolt anchor. All the bolts looked new.

Protection 

I used a #11 stopper, a #2 Alien, and a small RP, plus QDs.

Per Ralph Kolva: this climb has had some bolts added, I counted a total of 8 and the anchor has been updated.


Photos of Stitch of Time Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading into the undercling flake out of the dihed...
Leading into the undercling flake out of the dihed...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jer coming out of the dihedral onto the slab.
Jer coming out of the dihedral onto the slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: The anchor could use a chain and some quicklinks i...
BETA PHOTO: The anchor could use a chain and some quicklinks i...
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving above the first bolt.  The rock is very wat...
Moving above the first bolt. The rock is very wat...
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown 5.9.  Pulling over the little arch to the ...
BETA PHOTO: Unknown 5.9. Pulling over the little arch to the ...

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By Andrew Ingraham
From: Conifer
Jun 26, 2006

This was a fun route. Some really good stemming up to the crux. The technical crux for me was getting to the second bolt, you can get good gear in before making the moves. The psychological crux was pulling over the lip standing six feet above the fourth bolt.
By rob bauer
From: Golden, CO
Nov 10, 2012
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

New book calls this Stitch of Time, put up by K & K Hower in 1990.
This is a very interesting climb.

EDIT 2016: Someone added 2 bolts recently between the 1st & 2nd original bolts.
(So the 2nd and 3rd bolt are new.)
By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
Apr 10, 2016

Looks like this climb has had some bolts added, I counted a total of 8 and the anchor has been updated. With the additional bolts, it doesn't look like any gear.

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