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Blood Feud T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Bombay Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Climb of the Ancient Mariner T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Corinthian Column T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Great Dihedral, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grovelly Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Handbook T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hot Licks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Knight's Gambit T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Knight's Gambit Variation T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Labor of Lust T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Orange Julius T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Pineapple Juice T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sicilian Defense T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sorcerer T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sorcerer -- Mariner Traverse T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Sorcerer's Apprentice T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Southern Cross T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Strawberry Short Cake T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Summer Festival T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sun King T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tarantula T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Treebeard T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Truth T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unknown Chasm T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wide Gauge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1
Winds of Fortune T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: Smedley, Larsen, and Anderson
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Shared By: Crusty on May 4, 2002
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Sun King is located downhill and west of the Orange Julius area and just right of Sicilian Defense. Begin in a thin crack underneath four bolts. For those familiar with the Bookend this is just left of the Foxhead.

Pitch one (old school 5.10d) was bolted on the lead and consequently the easiest path is not always directly in line with the bolts. This pitch is loaded with exciting 5.10 face climbing with the technical crux passing the first bolt. Decent trad gear can be had at a couple horizontal cracks between bolts #2 and #3. There is a new Fixe anchor at the belay and you can rap with a 60m rope to the ground from here. According to Gillett, pitch two (5.11d) turns the corner left to a hidden bolt, then climbs back right past three more bolts to a two bolt belay. This pitch didn't look so much like free climbing to me.

Descent is two single rope raps.


Bring a light rack up to 2.5 inches including some very small nuts or RPs. The last two bolts on pitch one appear to be 3/8" machine thread and the hangers are rusting. These should be replaced with actual climbing hardware.


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Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
The first pitch gets my vote for the best 5.10 slab pitch in the Book area. There are just enough holds to tip the balance in your favor. You will definitely earn your bolts on this one. A stimulating lead.... Jun 22, 2009
Eli Helmuth
Ciales, PR
Eli Helmuth   Ciales, PR
All of the bolts on the first pitch were replaced with ASCA hardware as of 6/15/05. The second pitch awaits replacement bolts. The first pitch is one of the better slab pitches at this grade (11a?) at Lumpy. You definitely need a heads up belayer as the fall before the 2nd bolt would put you close to the ground. Jun 30, 2005

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