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Rain Check 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [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 line starts with the first 50-60' of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine, an obvious hanging dihedral ~18 feet off the ground. Break off left at a tiny pillar on easy terrain to a set of anchors with Mussy hooks.

    Note, 10 of these bolts on this line are directly on Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine.

    Addendum: this was originally described differently, but someone pointed out to us the intentions of the energized retrobolter.

    Others have provided a name, Rain Check. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash. Some call this 5.8+.

    Location 

    This starts with the same first 50-60' of Crack Where The Sun Don't Shine, an obvious hanging dihedral ~18 feet off the ground.

    Protection 

    13-15 bolts. Note, over half of this line was originally led without bolts on traditional gear.


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    By jamandbees
    From: Boulder, Colorado
    Jul 14, 2013
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Definitely a good route for learning sport lead. There's a lot of protection, great big mussy hook anchors at the top which make both clipping in easy and make it easy for your follower to rap down.
    By Brad Gone
    Jun 25, 2015
    rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Thank you very much for the Mussy hooks, Bruce.

    The hooks throughout this crag really speed things along, especially on a crowded day. Much appreciated!
    By Matt Bentley
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 10, 2017
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    This route is easily identified by the 3 closely spaced, very low bolts at the beginning of the route. This route was really fun, and well-protected throughout.
    By Larry Shaw 1
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 30, 2017

    Fun and interesting climbing. I counted 12 bolts plus anchor. A longer sling worked well on the 8th bolt just before the traverse left.

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