Type: Trad, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Frederic Labaeye and Tom Stubbs
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Shared By: e Dixon on Mar 16, 2007
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Pitch 1 - 110 feet - Climb to a chockstone with slings, then up and left to a small ledge under a roof.

Pitch 2 - 100 feet - Move left and climb a crack and steep face to the top of a pinnacle.

Pitch 3 - 50 feet - Climb a short 5.11 section up into a notch.

Pitch 4 - 110 feet - Climb finger/hand crack to a good ledge.

Pitch 5 - 80 feet - Climb 5.easy to the top.

Descent - Walk east to the top of "Sun Dancer" and do a 160 foot rappel to Sun Deck Ledge and then one more rappel of 150 down.


The route starts on the left side of the Sunday Wall at a chimney with a left-facing dihedral.


Small to large nuts, stoppers, and cams to 4".


Alex Garhart
Alex Garhart  
Great adventure climb on the dramatic prow with some interesting route finding. Stretch pitch 4 a rope length and easy class 4 to the top. Sep 23, 2009
Thomas Kelly and I climbed a line in the Spring of 2007 just left of Napa Valley. We climbed the first 50ft of Napa then moved left.Good crack climbing and some scary face climbing. We then joined Napa at the final short finishing pitch.5.11a/b R. Anybody have any info. on past ascents? Oct 22, 2011
Andrew Park
Grand Junction
Andrew Park   Grand Junction
Did the alternate Napa Arete pitch start which was absolutely sweet. Trended a bit too far right and had to make a few tricky moves before the first bolt. Once established, thoughtful edging and smearing gets you to the top of the first "pillar" to a bolted belay.

Unfortunately, after the first pitch, it was more of an adventurous route finding session where I ended up making gear anchors the rest of the way. I saw tat here and there but never ended up using it. The top can be loose.

Recommend medium to large nuts and doubles from 0.3-3, (1) #4, and 12 slings/quickdraws.

Descended by rapping Sweet Sunday, because I've been up it so much, it was easy to orient myself with the far left, yellow, house. 2 perfect double rope rappels. Jan 19, 2018