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Silently Does the Sun Shine

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge


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The Learning Curve 5.12a (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Nick Reuff in 1999
Length: 35ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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To the right of Right On, Solid, and Far Out is a short and thin fingercrack leading to an obtuse dihedral with some cold shuts. Climb the fingercrack, step in the dihedral and boulder your way to the anchors.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Dec 11th, 2020

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Anonymous said on October 23rd, 2004
A line out of Picasso's mind. Mandatory?
SCIN said on December 25th, 2005
If you're under 6 feet tall and you do this thing then props to you. Having to slap out to the crimp on the left face and control the barndoor at the same time is sick!
TVA said on October 9th, 2007
i couldn't even do the slap move at the top! Is there a trick to this or is this harder than 12a?
JR said on October 9th, 2007
Felt like v6 to me.
Anonymous said on November 18th, 2007
Absolutely brilliant. The line. I only wish it were about three times as long.
One-Fall said on March 7th, 2010
in 15 years of climbing, Ive never done moves like these. Incredible movement.
512OW said on October 11th, 2010
Agreed with v6. Such cool movement, and not at all desperate once the beta is unlocked.
Jmtoth07 said on March 29th, 2011
I somehow onsited this thing and it is amazing. How this could go at 12a I don't know (agree on the V6) but I will climb this every time I go to this wall
aburgoon said on February 27th, 2012
25ft max. The shortest, and perhaps most interesting pitch I've done in the gorge.