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Aerial Boundaries S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Arcanum T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crack of Dawn T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Eight Miles High S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Immaculate Deception T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Kama Sutra T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lightspeed S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
MLK T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mind Bender S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Mystic Mile S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Prince Charmer T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tree of Life, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Walk on the Wide Side T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wave, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0
Wings of Desire S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 160 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter, Morris Hershoff, Leah Macaluso, 1998
Page Views: 227 total, 1/month
Shared By: Ivan Rezucha on May 5, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is referred to as "The Awakening" in Rossiter's Boulder Canyon guide.

This is a long pitch with several hard sections. On the easier climbing, the bolts are further apart to keep you focused.

Approach: See Richard Rossiter's site for the approach to Sleeping Beauty:….

At the left side of Ledge Two, to the right of where the trail meets the cliff, is a tree growing against the rock and touching the overhang about 10' up. 15' left of the tree is a hand crack through the overhang. That's Kama Sutra, 10d. Start 8' right of this tree. Climb the ceiling at about 5.10, angle right, and then make some hard thin moves back left at the 4th bolt across a steep slab. The 5th bolt is hidden in the dish above. Don't move right at this steep slab. The silver bolts to the right are MLK. Angle left on easy rock below some serious moss and then up a steep slab with a short hard section. Continue up an easier slab at about 5.9 connecting a series of rounded, right-facing flakes to a sloping ledge with a 2-bolt anchor. Rappel with two ropes.


16 bolts with a 2-bolt anchor. A few long slings would be useful. The rope gets pretty heavy near the top due to rope drag. Two ropes to rappel.


Dwight Jugornot
Arvada, Co.
Dwight Jugornot   Arvada, Co.
IMHO...the start is fun, the route is great, I saw no groundfall potential whatsoever, the route is 11b as advertised. This is a giant mega-pitch with 80% of the climbing at the grade. Periodic semi-rests, variety of technique. When's the last time you did 160 feet of continuous 11 climbing? We did 2 single rope raps to MLK then ground. BOOOOOYah! LOVE it! Aug 27, 2017
Moritz B.
Moritz B.  
This route felt really hard to me. Maybe I was missing something, but it felt more like 11d than 11b to me. The section between the 7th and 9th bolt is stupid hard. It is a little dirty on some parts, too. The run-outs arenĀ“t that bad. You could eliminate them by bringing some Aliens with you. Aug 25, 2013
Mark E Dixon
Sprezzatura, Someday
Mark E Dixon   Sprezzatura, Someday
Words of advice - a single 70 meter rope will NOT get you back to the ground. Oct 1, 2012

Didn't see the 5th bolt "hidden in a dish" (who the F#$% hides a bolt in a dish?) and found the poorly protected, slippery move up and right pretty scary. After climbing the easy section below, which had bolts every 3 feet (usually with good cracks nearby) the potential groundfall on the slippery crux kind of formed my opinion of this route. Sep 13, 2010
Kevin Neilson
Kevin Neilson   Boulder
I thought this was a great, long route with several thin slabby crux moves. Despite the warnings, I too ended up on MLK for a couple of bolts and had to traverse back. To stay on Wings, you have to go through a runout mossy section to an invisible bolt above. Not obvious at all. Take a lot of draws. Aug 25, 2009
Bruce Pech
Bruce Pech  
Fun with several hard moves -- mostly high steps -- betwen the 7th bolt and the anchors. Less fun but more exciting if: (1) you get suckered into climbing straight up at the 5th bolt and, after falling off the crux of MLK twice, realize you're off route and have to downclimb to the 5th bolt to continue; and (2) only have one 60m rope and have to rap 40' to the MLK anchors and then 100' to the ledge in a torrential rain and hail storm. Aug 6, 2004
brent pohlmann
San Francisco, CA
brent pohlmann   San Francisco, CA
Great route. Take the advice on using the long runners down low. Found myself yelling at my belayer for slack at the thin crux clip, when really I screwed up!! A little dirty near the top, so watch the feet. Otherwise a great route. Aug 4, 2004