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A Good Day to Die 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tom Gilje, Julie Gilje, 1995
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Oct 25, 2004
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A good warmup for Ice Cream Parlour Crack - Start 20 feet left of it, climb up a right-facing corner, then trend right past three bolts to the belay, or continue on a few more feet to a second anchor.


Single set of cams to #3.5 Camalot, a few draws for bolts.

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The crux for me, on toprope, was here, exiting the corner onto the slab. Photo by Kenny Parker.
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By B.J. Sbarra
Oct 29, 2004

I thought this route was fun, at least worth doing if in the area. And it's located 20 feet to the LEFT of Ice Cream Parlor Crack.

-B.J. Sbarra

By Matt Stirn
Feb 3, 2005
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

Route was fun. Would do it again if in the area. Not a climb to go to the parlor for but a climb to do in the parlor.

By Anonymous Coward
Nov 11, 2005

Good challenging climb for intermediate climbers. Tests variety of skills. I have climbed for about a year and I did this climb after I was fairly tired and it gave me a good challenge. I'm sure experienced climbers will have no problem with it but still have fun..

By Chris O'Connor
From: bouldertown, co
Apr 26, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Great climb, brought the gf on this one and she took a nice fall exiting the cracks onto the first bolt and took a good swing.

By TuFF GonG
From: gunnison Colorado
Sep 1, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Not 3 bolts. I only clipped two, no sign of a third. Maybe I just missed it?? Fun route though.

By Aaron Martinuzzi
Apr 19, 2009

from the top of this route, you can set a TR for Ice Cream Parlor Crack

By rds_avl
From: ridgway, colorado
Oct 24, 2009

climbed this yesterday....definitely only two bolts, no sign of third.
desert rock III list gear as only 1 #2tricam and 4 draws, that is definitely not correct...take cams too.

By TLob
Mar 21, 2014

Really fun climb! Nice variety with some jams, great stemming, a bit of liebacking, and fun face climbing. I just clipped the first anchor with a draw and continued to the anchor right on top of Ice Cream Parlor Crack for a perfect top rope on that stellar line.