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Same As It Ever Was T,S 
Sunlight Arete S 
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Sunlight Arete 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bruno Haché and Ron Olsen, 11/05/06
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Nov 6, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Boulder Slips Route Overview 1. Edges and Ledges,...

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  • Description 

    This is a cool arete climb that catches the last rays of the afternoon sun.

    Hike up the path on the left side of Boulder Slips to the staging area where Edges and Ledges and Minutia start. Scramble up ledges and steeper rock to the right; be careful of loose rock. Continue up to a sloping area at the base of a 50'-tall face with a thin crack in its center. The route climbs the arete on the left side of this face. There is a belay bolt at the start of the route, and a rappel anchor about 20' to the left.

    Work up the face and arete past 5 bolts to the anchor. Fun moves all the way up. Lower 50' back down.

    To get back to the staging area by the start of Edges and Ledges and Minutia, rappel from an anchor about 20' left of the route. Rap 95' down a gully; watch for loose rock. It's also possible to downclimb, but the rappel is easier.

    Location 

    On the left side of the Boulder Slips crag, on the upper tier, up and right from the start of Edges and Ledges and Minutia, at the base of a 50' arete.

    See Route Overview photo.

    Protection 

    5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Belay bolt at the start. Rappel anchor 20' left of the start of the route.


    Photos of Sunlight Arete Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Sunlight Arete.  Climb the face and arete past 5 b...
    BETA PHOTO: Sunlight Arete. Climb the face and arete past 5 b...
    Rock Climbing Photo: At the first bolt.
    At the first bolt.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Bruno Haché working up the arete.
    Bruno Haché working up the arete.

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    By Matt Gates
    From: Pinewood Springs, CO
    Mar 1, 2008
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    Fun little route. The approach may be a bit daunting for some.
    Hint: Remember to use the "sunny side" of the arete as well.
    By rob bauer
    From: Golden, CO
    Sep 26, 2015

    Last week an Io Moth Caterpillar fell on my partner and wow, what a sting! =Then it fell 30' and hit me, and I immediately understood what hurt her.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Io Moth Caterpillar.  Every spine is a wasp sting ...
    Io Moth Caterpillar. Every spine is a wasp sting like experience!
    By WookieStick69
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 10, 2016
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Some cool moves on this route. You definitely have to use both sides of the arete. If it were a little longer, I'd probably give it another star.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Sep 17, 2016
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    No better or worse than 'Useless One' to the right. They can indeed be done as completely different and isolated routes but are more naturally blended with a few shared moves.

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