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YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: clay meier on Mar 22, 2012  with updates from Alex Weber

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Sarah near the crux


This is the large lightening bolt shaped crack on the climbers left side of the black lakes crag. The climb is to the left of the 5.9 offwidth crack.

Start in an open book and climb past a small tree. Climb through fun climbing to a roof. Climb the roof to a ledge, rest here and move right into the "zig zags" protect these moves with bigger gear (BD #5 works)

Fromt the zags, head back left to a layback to the cruxy top out.


This is one of the farthest left (when looking at the cliff from the base) routes on the wall. Look for the splitter big zigzag crack.


Standard rack, some stoppers, and a few big pieces are helpful. Many long runners for this wandering roofy route will help with rope drag. Bolted Anchors exist on the top out.

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sarah near the crux

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By clay meier
Mar 22, 2012

This route is super fun but could use some cleaning. Wear a helmet and consider breaking it into two pitches to mitigate rope drag.
By clay meier
Sep 25, 2012

This climb now has rap bolts at the top (not visable from the base) and I spent a lot of time cleaning it (wear a helmet anyways). You're welcome!
By Alex Weber
Jun 3, 2015

Just climbed this today. Thank you for the rap bolts! I had rope drag issues, even though I was using two half-ropes :S
I would suggest extending a lot of placements... and extending again.
Great climb though :)

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