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Cupcakes & Champagne S 
Fun in the Sun S 
King Snake Crack T 
Tender Flakes of Mercy T 
the Labrador Ate the Cupcakes S 
Ugly Duckling S 
Written Exam T 

the Labrador Ate the Cupcakes 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Matthew Fienup, Nicole Clancy & Kathleen Wathan (Sept. 2013)
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Nov 24, 2013

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Description 

Interesting and sustained climbing up edges.

Can be used as an approach\descent pitch for the hard routes on the formation just above this one.

Location 

Labrador Cupcakes is situated at the toe of a gigantic cliff band that is located just downstream and across the creek from the Renaissance Crag. This cliff is home to the historic route "Fun in the Sun" by Forkash & Anderson. For more details, visit here

Protection 

7 lead bolts plus bolted rappel anchor (all of the 1/2" Rawl variety).


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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for Labrador Cupcakes, on the Fun in the Sun ...
BETA PHOTO: Topo for Labrador Cupcakes, on the Fun in the Sun ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Route topo for Labrador Cupcakes, in Rattlesnake C...
BETA PHOTO: Route topo for Labrador Cupcakes, in Rattlesnake C...
Rock Climbing Photo: First & Second bolt... climb toward oak tree at to...
BETA PHOTO: First & Second bolt... climb toward oak tree at to...

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By andy patterson
Administrator
From: Carpinteria, CA
Nov 25, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

You would be hard-pressed to find a 5.6 sport climb of higher quality in SB. Consistent, good rock, and longer than it looks.
By Matthew Fienup
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Nov 25, 2013

I think you'd be hard-pressed to find ANOTHER 5.6 sport route in SB ;)
By dm00
May 25, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

An enjoyable route. But I wouldn't recommend it to a fledging 5.6 leader. There are opportunities to hit a ledge if you fall in the wrong place (close to the 4th bolt in particular) and the questionable rock quality doesn't help. The climbing is sustained and fun though

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