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White Lightening 

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

   
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Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kyle Silverman, Bill Coe, Jim Opdycke, Bryan Schmidt. 6/28/08
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: adam winslow on Aug 19, 2010

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Dave Thompson leading up White Lightening

Description 

Around the buttress to the East of 2tardforU and Happy Crack is a bowling alley kind of valley which is basically an oversized chimney, surrounded by walls 14' apart up a wide finger or thin handcrack that eases to the right and leads to some large face holds to an obvious move left, pull the bulge then straight up to finish. Rap the anchor or pull a few dirty moves to belay off a tree and head to the car.

Protection 

Nuts and misc cams to 3"


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By Topher Dabrowski
Mar 27, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbs better than it looks from the ground
By Micah Klesick
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From: Vancouver, WA
Aug 14, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great route. One of my favorites here.
By Ebb Ebbing
From: Vancouver, WA
Jul 25, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Definitely fun. As of 8/23/17, there was at least one good-sized loose block near the top, per two of the climbers in our party (though I personally did not pull on anything loose during my ascent). Use caution.

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