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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Arjun Heimsath and Marcy Makarewicz
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: arjunmh on Nov 25, 2011

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Same start as Lighting the Torch. Traverse right under a shallow roof using the prominent horizontal crack for protection. Climb to the prow with airy exposure and surmount the lip, establishing on the Torch just left of “Torched.” Descend from the anchors on top of “Lighting.” The airy feel and the traverse made me think of the terrible space-based James Bond movie, "Moonraker".


See route map, same start as "Lighting."


Small to medium cams up to 3 inches.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Got it!
Got it!
Rock Climbing Photo: Just gotta stand up!
Just gotta stand up!
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost there!
Almost there!
Rock Climbing Photo: Exposure!
Rock Climbing Photo: AMH on Torchraker, photo by Geir.
AMH on Torchraker, photo by Geir.

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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 25, 2011

The exposed traverse gives this climb a very bold feel. Well done Arjun!
From: Mesa AZ
Nov 21, 2012

Great moves under the traverse and placements are solid! Just gotta reach through after the heel hook and find the pulls that are there
By Dwight Jugornot
From: Arvada, Co.
Feb 10, 2013
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Not very often you find such amazing exposure in a really quite moderate route.
Must do for The Torch.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Dec 22, 2013

Wow, I forgot how fun and incredibly exposed this route is. Nothing like being 100+ feet above the deck with only gear. Ah, what delight to be back on this feature and this climb!

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