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Sonny Jim 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: adampeters on Jun 1, 2007

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Climb the easy slab and make the move into the roof holds, then enjoy the jugfest on the headwall. Good fun.


Just to the right of Lavender Eye.


7 or 8 bolts

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By Erik Pohlman
From: Westminster, CO
Oct 24, 2007
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This is a little easier if you cheat out right low on the route, maybe around the 2nd bolt. It just seemed a little out of the way to still be on the route.
By John Calder
From: Spokane, WA
Nov 27, 2007

This route is actually to left of lavender eye, not the right as the description states.
By Tradoholic
Mar 30, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Totally reachy. At 6ft I was at full extension on the good holds before the roof. Anyone shorter would have to use a nasty two finger sloping crimp to get up to the underclings under the roof.
By Jon B
From: Kittredge, CO
Jan 1, 2012

I guess if your shorter than 6 ft. it would seem harder than a 10? Pretty good problem solving eh? The first time I climbed it I took a fall 3 times. The 3rd time I almost hit the back of my head. Felt really good when I finally clipped the bolt after the roof!
By Ignacio
From: Denver, CO
Apr 25, 2013

As a 5' 6" climber, I had NO FUN in the crux move and couldn't pull it on my last visit, I know exactly what you mean. :-)

I found the 2nd bolt placement rather odd, too, I wonder if the rock was not good further right?
By AstroDood
From: his mind
Feb 19, 2014

By Spencer Scott
From: Kansas City, MO
Feb 9, 2015

Classic route that sits left of Lavendar eye with a nice slab crux. It's can definitely be easier for some tell people. At 5'8", I found this route super reachy and tricky to land the undercling with ease. The second bolt is nearly impossible for me to place a draw, I can only clip a pre-clipped draw. On my onsight attempt, I saved my energy and worked right skipping the second bolt and clipped the third with ease, which I don't really recommend, just assess your own sill and confidence. The roof pull is far but is really fun, good heels and jug fest.

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