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Sunday Cruise 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 500', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Matt Clarke, Alex Henson
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Submitted By: sqwirll on Mar 15, 2010

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Start of Pitch 2 - traverse out right to the good ...

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This is a decent route up the far right side of the buttress.

P1- Start up a featured finger crack on the right side of the buttress. Continue up and left to a belay at a large tree. 180'

P2- Traverse out right from the anchor and up on good holds to the base of an open book. Climb up the open book to the base of an obvious corner. Start up the corner, then swing out left on good holds and up to an another tree anchor. Watch for rope drag on this pitch. 200'

P3- Easy 4th/5th class leads to the top of the buttress. 120'

Location 

Begin on the right side of the buttress in finger crack, just to the right of a shallow left facing corner.

Follow the standard walkoff descent.

Protection 

Single rack to 3". No fixed anchors.


Photos of Sunday Cruise Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of the route.
Start of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of the route.
Overview of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1
Pitch 1
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the open book on pitch 2.
Looking down the open book on pitch 2.

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