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Sundaze 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rocco Spina and friends, 1990
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Submitted By: Paul Rezucha on Jul 30, 2005

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Paul standing at the start of Sundaze which goes u...

Description 

Sundaze is found right of RP 4 Me and left of Zephyr and goes up the smoother looking face up top. Easier climbing turns to much more difficult face climbing at third bolt and continues all the way to the top.

Protection 

6 bolts to 2 bolt anchors.


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Joe starting up Sundaze with route clearly shown above.  This start was actually not the correct start which is a bit to the left where the bolts are which Paul completely did not see!
Joe starting up Sundaze with route clearly shown a...
Looking down at Sallie just starting the hard upper section.  The climbing is pretty thin and sustained from here to the top.
Looking down at Sallie just starting the hard uppe...
Joe just starting the harder upper section of Sundaze.
Joe just starting the harder upper section of Sund...
Joe LaBarbera being tested on the first crux of Sundaze.
Joe LaBarbera being tested on the first crux of Su...
Getting thin on Sundaze.
Getting thin on Sundaze.
You can see by Sallie's face and fingertips that the holds are quite small getting through this crux!
You can see by Sallie's face and fingertips that t...

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By Paul Rezucha
From: Alameda
Aug 1, 2005
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This route gets steep towards the top and the bolt clips were very difficult for me. The bolts are a bit apart and I probably mistakenly tried to reach from below on thin, awkward stances instead of making one more move up. The moves aren't as hard as Zephyr but the clips certainly were much harder!
By Colonel Mustard
From: Reno, NV
Sep 13, 2005
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Paul's commentary is right on. You definitely notice the + part of the 5.9 rating, especially at the top. In fact, my friend and I weenied out and led Zephyr 5.10c/d (great climb!) instead because its clips look easier. Toproped Sundaze one more time before going and discovered that keeping the bolts to your right on the ascent would make this a more manageable lead. Next time...