Glory and Consequence

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Great Wall

Bitter Ray of Sunshine

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Touch of Grey 5.10d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Karla Carandang in 2004
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Aesthetic and slightly pumpy climbing with a few small edges and a long move or two along the way.
Moves: Jugs
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Muir Valley

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5.10d (81 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Gaar said on September 23rd, 2004
Real Fun. Good climb!
ray said on May 22nd, 2005
Solid stone. Nice moves.
Paul3eb said on June 20th, 2005
unique on the wall, much crimpier.. the second clip is tough. if this is at your limit, have a very attentive belayer or just don't blow the clip.
J-Rock said on June 27th, 2005
I clip the 2nd bolt after I make the move.
Meadows said on July 3rd, 2005
It's weird clipping the anchors when the last bolt is at your waist. Fun moves, nonetheless!
jlu said on July 24th, 2005
solid, no choss, a fun route! probably a solid 5.10b with one 5.11b move.
merrick said on November 3rd, 2005
definately clip the bolt after the move, otherwise you are clipping off of the crux holds instead of a big clipping jug. the bolt is at your waist so it is perfect.
Jollygreen68 said on September 25th, 2008
Great route. My first lead at this level (10d/11a). The bottom 2/3rds is the business for this route, with a few long moves off some smaller holds, then the holds get slightly juggy and it's smooth sailing to the anchors. A definite must do.
malpag3 said on November 4th, 2008
Great route. Make sure you follow the route, if not you'll head over to the harder route to the right, or the easier route to the left. The crux is about three or four bolts up, but it's noticeable.
Episketch said on June 12th, 2014
My first 10d onsight! Fun climbing. I felt very safe leading it.
Tunica Intima said on May 1st, 2018
It says stays dry in a downpour, but when we were there the day after a few days of rain, the top of this route was wet, enough that it looked to be a hindrance.