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Stan on the Classic Watermelon Sugar
Clip two easy bolts and then climb pinches, sidepulls, and pockets to a series of chalked holds below the 5th bolt. Throw up and right to a horn right below the 5th bolt and then continue on decent stuff to the 6th bolt. The draw hangs down below onto this horn which is a bit annoying. There is also a crimp you can hit left of the horn. If you move right after the next bolt and clip the chains of Downloader it is 5.11c. You probably want a long draw on the 6th bolt if you move right. And it is a reachy move to clip the chains...be careful once you pull up rope to clip. Much easier once you place two draws on the chains to clip.
For the full climb move left after the 6th bolt into a more delicate, crimpy face and finish another 30-40 feet higher.
Third bolt line left of the right side of the wall.
6 bolts for the 5.11c and maybe +/10 bolts for the 12a.
Matt, Lewis belyaing, leading Watermelon Sugar, 5....
Matt pulling out onto the face of Watermelon Sugar...
Rappelling off Watermelon Sugar 5.12a.
Lewis working the moves on Watermelon Sugar 5.12a
Some of those cobbles look better than they are! L...
Lewis milking a rest-hold before firing up onto th...
|Comments on Watermelon Sugar
Aug 2, 2012
A bit of loose rock near the crux section. Felt much harder than other climbs of the same grade in Maple, but similiar to 12a climbs in most other crags.