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Billy Shears T 
Bourbon Street T 
Cake Walk T 
Hurtin' Fer Certain. T,TR 
Jackal, The T 
Left Hand Mantel T 
Oh Mama Mama T 
Pink Flamin' Go T,TR 
Tourist Attraction T,TR 
Whiskey Crack T 
Whiskey Dick T,S 
Zig Zag T 

Sun Deck Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Kirk Woerner on Sep 18, 2003
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Bouldering to the right of the Big Roof, 1973. No...


The left side of the first buttress is known as the Sun Deck area and has many interesting and easily accessable climbs on it. Many are accessed from the Sun Deck which can be reached by a walk up on the left side and some 4th class scrambling. This is a favorite hangout for climbers in the 5.10 range since Zig Zag is an exposed 5.9+ lead which then gives access to some harder top-roping possibilities. Also, by leading the easier Jackel, Zig Zag itself can be top-roped. There are also a couple of world class 5.12 test pieces which pull the very impressive roof as well as numerous bouldering problems at the base of Tourist Attraction.

Climbing Season

For the First Buttress area.

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sun Deck

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sun Deck:
Tourist Attraction   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Jackal   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Left Hand Mantel   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Zig Zag   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Oh Mama Mama   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 270'   
Whiskey Crack   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Hurtin' Fer Certain.   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Sun Deck
Rock Climbing Photo: Stemming the roof to scope out the 'blind' stopper...

Oh Mama Mama 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Gunnison : ... : Sun Deck
A superb 3 pitch route on the front face of Harmels at the far left side of the big roof. Standard approach is by traversing in from the left off of the Sun Deck past Whiskey Crack. This eliminates the 10c direct start through the roof and starts with the stellar 9+ finger crack, but for the full effect go direct. X marks the spot through the roof. Initial climbing is nearly unprotected and a little tricky up to the roof. (Note, this is not the same as Whiskey Straight Up, which is 15' to the le...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Sun Deck Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Heather on "Left handed Mantel" 5.7? (19...
Heather on "Left handed Mantel" 5.7? (19...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sierra on the Sun Deck.
Sierra on the Sun Deck.
Rock Climbing Photo: Better Beta photo than I submitted above.
BETA PHOTO: Better Beta photo than I submitted above.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sun Deck   Notice climber on Zig Zag 5.8+ (at leas...
BETA PHOTO: Sun Deck Notice climber on Zig Zag 5.8+ (at leas...
Rock Climbing Photo: (1) Tourist Attraction (2) Hurtin for Certain (3) ...
BETA PHOTO: (1) Tourist Attraction (2) Hurtin for Certain (3) ...
Rock Climbing Photo: First Buttress from the road
First Buttress from the road

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From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Jul 27, 2007
In the beta photo, the "straight-up" crack to the right of the climber is Whiskey Crack and the finger crack that leans first right and then left is Oh Mamma Mamma.

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