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Dislaberal T 
Learning Curve T,S 
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Love Hurts T,S 
Melanoma Shuffle S 
Mosquito Coast T,S 
Neopolitan Corner T 
Science Friction S 
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Mosquito Coast 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Andy Roberts, Liz Devaney
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Submitted By: Mike Epke on Apr 28, 2009

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Farthest Left route (N) on Sunshine wall. Crux is right at the start after the initial 20 ft section to the leadge. Crux protects well with small gear or #1 camalot. Remainder of route has drilled pitons.


left side of Sunshine Wall


small cams to #1 camalot

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By Michael Gilbert
From: Salt Lake City
Feb 19, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Pretty easy after the couple low cruxes, just keep putting your toes straight into the crack and head for the top. There are only 4 bolts on this whole route which makes it much more scary than difficult. If you blow the first or second clips your fall will be rather unpleasant and might involve the ground. The climbing between the second and fourth bolts is the safest, but there is probably about 40'-50' between the fourth bolt and the anchor, it gets quite runout. Fortunately that section of the climb is by far the easiest, you barely need your hands at all by that point.
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