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Love Hurts 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Baker '99
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on May 13, 2003

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Love Hurts... great moves

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  • Description 

    This route is on the obvious slab towards the north side of the Sunshine Wall. It starts about twenty-five feet right of an obvious crack which runs through a small roof.

    A large ledge is reached about 20 feet up. Either go left and scramble up to the ledge, or do a direct start with a bolt (probably 5.8). From the ledge, follow the right most of three lines that go to the anchors in the center of the face. One tough move around the 3rd fixed piece, and the rest is about 5.7. Rappel with either two ropes or one 60m rope barely reaches the upper ledge.


    8 fixed pieces (2 are drilled angles). Possible hand size cam above first bolt.

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    By Michael Gilbert
    From: Salt Lake City
    Feb 19, 2014
    rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

    Fun, well protected, great route to get used to the sandstone slab climbing technique. A number 2 Camalot is nice to have for protecting the climb between bolts one and two, the only part of the climb that is runout at all.

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