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A Walk In the Light - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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small to up to #3 C4
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Aiming for the the roof at the middle crack, between Aloof Roof and Stab in the Dark, either boulder up directly or traverse in. Pull the roof and either aim for the runout (5.8R) arete, which is somewhat balancy and thin in spots, or finagle something up the face out right and merge up with the line for Aloof Roof. Kelly guide gives it a 10b rating, Lambert and Shull say 9+. You climb it and decide! Good pro for the crux, but getting off the ground and the upper face are a little different story.

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Rap off the Stab in the Dark anchor

Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-07-03
Last Modified: 2011-08-16
Views: 949
Route ID: 105649

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2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
Red Point Red Point ascent by: mjwestla on 2011-08-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars clean, after a false start.

Kind hard getting off the ground with a rack on but went clean after. Glad to have doubles of C4 1-3 for this. A #2 protects the start move well and a #3 protects the move over the roof. Be careful to protect adequately though - right after I got down and was patting myself on the back for a satisfyingly tough lead someone told me he once broke his arm falling off this route. Oh well. Kinda thin pro for the middle third or so.

Added: 2011-08-21

  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2011-07-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Share the start with

Stab in the those moves might be 10-, especially if you are short. Pulling the roof is ~5.9+ or 10-, and then join back up with Stab. Fun route, and you can TR Stab off of the anchors.

Added: 2011-07-18