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Lightning Strike 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 8, 2009

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  • Description 

    This is a pleasant, non-strenuous, technical bit of climbing. It starts just to the right of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine, a small, hanging, right-facing dihedral.

    Move up pleasant slab to a good rest at an undercling ~20 feet up. Delicately move up using opposition moves on a bit of near vertical terrain. There may be a left hand deadpoint. 50', worth the effort.

    Apparently you can use the arete on the right to make it easier.

    This had been given a name within the database, but someone has deleted it. Others have provided a name, Lightning Strike. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.

    Location 

    This is just to the right of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine. It is a small, hanging, right-facing dihedral.

    Protection 

    6 bolts.


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    By Richard Radcliffe
    From: Louisville, CO
    Oct 25, 2009
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    Slight advantage to taller people.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jul 22, 2010
    rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

    Smaller holds than many routes, but more positive than the other hard slabs on the N Face.
    By pat thompson
    From: superior
    May 8, 2011

    Had a blast on this short route. 5.11 sounds good.
    By Eric Klammer
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jul 11, 2013

    Cool little route! Wimped out and used the arete, probably 10b/c that way.
    By Bob Rotert
    Aug 9, 2014
    rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

    Seem like pretty solid 5.11 not using the undercling or the arête .

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