Chasing Shadows, 5.8+

4rd Pitch- 130’- 5.8+/ A very exposed pitch for the grade and quite run out towards the end as well. Run up several bolts trending left using double rope technique or double length runners to avoid rope drag later. Once above the roof on its left, make a sharp traverse right following the bolt line directly above the roof. Several of these bolts are too close together and it would be wise to back clip anything you can to again help with rope drag. The crux move is on a very blank portion of the face right blow some featured terrain. It requires a balance stand up move on one thin foot hold until your fingers can catch an edge. This hard move (for the grade) is several meters above your last bolt. Continue up run-out terrain, moving right when in doubt of the rock quality to access easier climbing to the fixed belay above. The belay is several meters to the right of Dark Shadows' fourth pitch station.
Chasing Shadows, 5.8+, 4 Pitches, Dark Shadows Wall, Mescalito, Pine Creek Canyon, Red Rocks, March, 2009


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