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Standard Route 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: KC Baum and Tom Archibeque, 10/87?
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on May 4, 2005

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Having fun on the Standard Route.


The Standard Route provides the easiest access to the Sun Deck Ledge, and combined with Sun Dancer, is a great climb to the top of the Sunday Wall. From the top of Access Fund trail, turn right and follow the base of the wall past the first set of bolted routes to a large, left facing dihedral near a pine tree.

There are two ways to start up the pitch - left and right cracks separated by a fin that runs to the top of the dihedral. We started up the right side of the fin. Climb the crack (with occasional chimney moves) to the top of the dihedral (about a third of the way to the top of the climb). Continue up more face and crack climbing past several smaller ledges to a large ledge (the Sun Deck). We used every bit of a 60 meter rope and were able to climb one ledge higher, parallel to the rap anchors under Sun Dancer. From this ledge, either continue up Sun Dancer or High Exposure, or walk to the right to find a pair of Metolius eye bolts for the descent. Use two ropes to rappel back down.


Set of stoppers, hexes, and cams to a #3.5 Camalot. You will need gear for the anchor, and then can traverse to a pair of rap bolts.

Photos of Standard Route Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The anchors on the Sun Deck Ledge (below Sundancer...
The anchors on the Sun Deck Ledge (below Sundancer...
Rock Climbing Photo: Grant starting the Standard Route.
Grant starting the Standard Route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kristin at the base of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: Kristin at the base of the climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Having fun on the second pitch of the Standard Rou...
Having fun on the second pitch of the Standard Rou...

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By Matthew Seymour
From: 1996 Dodge Van, USA
Mar 18, 2007

FA: KC Baum and Tom Archibeque, 10/87.
By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Sep 13, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I would break this climb into two pitches or suffer heinous rope drag. Otherwise, fun climb. Get on it!
By Alex Garhart
Sep 14, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

With proper use of runners, this is a nice long pitch with little rope drag. 8-10 shoulder length runners would do it.
By George W
Nov 9, 2015

Good enough of a climb. Watch for loose rock, or pummel your belayer. If you don't climb Sun Dancer (which requires two ropes to rappel), you can do two rappels down Sweet Sunday Serenade with a 70m (eye bolts on top, and three bolts with chains and an old locker down low).

Also, rope drag can be mitigated to do this in one long pitch, but it requires running it out over easy terrain that would result in decking on one of the manly large ledges. Of course, you'd probably deck if you broke it in 2 pitches, but at least your belayer will be closer.

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