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Rain Delay 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 15, 2009  with updates from L Kap

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  • Description 

    This is a good route - one of the better ones at this cliff. Start about 20 right of the obvious difficult slab climbing of Full Respect where there is a small overhang about 10 feet off the ground. This one climbs through the left side of the overhang.

    Stem up, make a difficult first clip, then use a left sidepull that is not nearly as good as you hope to pull over the little roof.

    After about 3 more bolts, another crux is surpassed with good pro. You get slopey feet and hands for two moves, then it's easy all the way to the top.

    This was supposedly climbed solo by Ed Ash in the 1980s.

    It was cleaned (again?) of fairly large chunks of rock by Alan Light before 2001 and led easily on gear. Someone deleted the original submission on this website for unknown reasons. Alan thought it was a first ascent and named it Whodathunkit. Subsequently, it was retrobolted in 2009. One of the energized bolters was willing to go and look at the crag to try to figure out which retrobolts could be removed to respect that this line could be easily climbed by a competent leader on gear. However, once they found Ed Ash and his solo ascent assertions from 1980s, all willingness to meet evaporated.

    Protection 

    12 bolts, good slab footwork.


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    By JoshQ
    Sep 25, 2016
    rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

    Agree with the description here. First clip isn't too bad if you find the right feet. I really enjoyed the second crux movement. I found a good high left hand that let me muscle right past. Top is pretty basic but makes for a decent finish of a moderate start.
    By Larry Shaw 1
    From: Boulder, CO
    Sep 13, 2017

    This route seemed a little soft for the grade compared to other routes at the cliff. Fun movement and worth doing.

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