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Stroke of Luck 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 400', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Bob Robertson and Reggie Slavens
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 436
Submitted By: Reggie Slavens on Jul 23, 2015

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Description 

Stroke of Luck has bolted slab/friction face climbing on a South Platte Dome. The 4th pitch is mostly an easy crack.

Location 

It is on the southwest face of the dome. As viewed from the road, the route is located just left of the right hand skyline. Leave your pack at the small clump of aspens on the west side of the dome before circling around to the southwest face to start the route.

Protection 

Take 14 quickdraws and a small rack of small cams. There is no fixed anchor on top, but gear can be placed in a nearby crack. All belays on the route/face are fixed (two welded cold shuts). In case of rain, the route can be rapped with a single 60 meter rope. It's an easy walk off from the top back to your pack.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Following the 1st pitch.
Following the 1st pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: The dome as seen from just downhill of the parking...
The dome as seen from just downhill of the parking...
Rock Climbing Photo: Reggie leading the third pitch.
Reggie leading the third pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stroke of Luck, 10d
Stroke of Luck, 10d

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By Aaron Birch
Jun 12, 2016

Great climb with lots of tricky footwork. First pitch and a half definitely fun and a brain teaser. Just new a few pieces of pro at the last pitch for the crack, and the belay from the top over the hump at the apex works perfectly.

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