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West of the Sun 

YDS: 5.14a French: 8b+ Ewbanks: 32 UIAA: X+ ZA: 32 British: E8 7a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.14a French: 8b+ Ewbanks: 32 UIAA: X+ ZA: 32 British: E8 7a [details]
FA: Derek Powell
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Submitted By: Kyle Queener on Feb 8, 2013

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Ranger Bolts younger but more difficult brother.

Starts up a 5.12- over hang which leads to a very easy slab. After the slab the main crux comes at you pretty quick with big moves, small slopey crimps and some akward foot movements. Past this is a mix of 5.11 to 5.12- climbing with rests to a very thin repoint crux right before the chains. You can continue to the tippy top from there or rap.


This route is on the far left side of west face between Ranger Bolts and Cataract Corner.


Seventeen bolts to the top of The Monolith. Shares the anchor with Ranger Bolts.

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By Kyle Queener
From: Monterey, California
1 day ago

I've always had my belayer on the nice block at the start of Ranger Bolts and either skipped the bottom 5.12 section by starting on Ranger Bolts and transferring over or doing the same but then lowering into the very base of West of the Sun, essentially doing the bottom few bolts on top rope and transitioning to leading after.

The actual start of the route is a dark, cold and creepy place and not a place I would want to be for an extended period of time.
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