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Routes in Sununu Place

Barbara's Midnight Missile S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bush Whacker S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: Cam Burns, Paul Fehlau
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Shared By: George Perkins on Oct 31, 2008
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Bush Whacker, the right of the 2 sport climbs at the Sununu Place, may be one of the better sport climbs at the 5.9 grade at White Rock.

Pick out the first bolts down and left of an obvious roof. Getting to the first bolt is a little strange, you can come in from easier climbing to the right and just barely clip it if you don't like 5.9 moves off the ground. The crux is a steep reachy move to a jug just above the first bolt. Fun climbing up a shallow left-facing corner leads to the top.

The new Jemez guide calls this climb 5.8+; the original guide says 5.9+.

Protection

3 bolts. (The old guide reports the hangers were stolen, but they are currently present, and were recently upgraded with modern hardware.)

A new 2-bolt anchor was recently installed, so the annoying traverse that you used to need to do at the finish is no longer necessary.

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Wa3lt  
Luke Laeser and I replaced the hangers on these routes many years ago with super-ghetto angle iron ones we had sitting around. I believe Luke made them in shop class. Oct 24, 2009
Thinking? Sorry Scott, I don't do thinking..... Oct 22, 2009
Scott Beguin
Santa Fe, NM
  5.9
Scott Beguin   Santa Fe, NM
  5.9
This might get two stars if it had a direct anchor a little higher than where you traverse to BMM. The climb is fun but the traverse unnatural and contrived. Cammo what were you thinking on this one? Jan 5, 2009