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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.


    This is just to the right of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine. It's the bolted line to the left of the large buttress against the main wall.


    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 .
    By Larry Shaw 1
    From: Boulder, CO
    Sep 13, 2017

    I give it one notch harder than Rain Delay and Quicksilver using the right arete, somewhere around .10d, full credit around .11b without the arete.

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