Avg: 2.7 from 21 votes
Routes in Sun Towers
|Betty and Ray's Adventure T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Claret Cup Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Crack of Don T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Daffy Duck Pinnacle T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Dovercourt T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Icarus Line aka The Thin White Line, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Phaethon T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Shady Character T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sunup S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Twin Owls Center Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Unknown T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Unknown offwidth T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Waitin' For Wane T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Type:||Sport, 80 ft|
|FA:||Bob and Lise Eakle|
|Page Views:||330 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Steve Marr on May 2, 2005|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionSunup is easily one of the best routes on the Sun Towers. Very thoughtful, well bolted, and on superb rock, this route should not be missed. The Lower Sun Tower is divided into lower and upper tiers by a shallow notch. Sunup is located where the access trail approaches the rock below the lower tier's apex. The route's bolts are easy to spot once below the rock.
Straightforward route past seven or eight bolts. The first bolt is a little ways off the ground, but the climbing isn't bad. The crux felt like it was right after the 2nd bolt. Near the top of the route (after the fifth or sixth bolt), the route wanders right to a flake that runs parallel with Crack of Don. Continue up to the anchors. While never harder that 5.8, this route is steep and sustained. It does not let up until just above the last bolt. Excellent route.
Rappel with a single rope from the anchors.