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Auto Cream AKA Sunwheel

5.11a/b, Sport, 45 ft,  Avg: 3.3 from 15 votes
FA: David Rubine, Pat Kent 4/89
California > Central Coast > Pinnacles NP > E Side > Back Door
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is the blank-looking face in between the two cracks, "The Gag" and "Mr. Hugh G. Rection". The crux is a very long reach to a bad edge going to the second bolt. The climbing is sustained, and stiff for the grade, but the rock quality is great and the moves are pretty fun.

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This route is so fun!
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Brian on TR
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Sean P. Sullivan
Clovis, Ca
[Hide Comment] Super fun! Technical, sustained, on great rock! Crux comes around 2nd bolt with some razor edges and technical moves before you would be able to clip bolt 2. (we assume, we only TR-ed it) Hop on the cracks next to it to climb back out if you're too pumped! Mar 1, 2015
Maxwell Kincaid
Sedona, Arizona
 
[Hide Comment] description "...Solid rock..."
Sean "...Great rock!..."
I love how no one remembers the wobbly side pull near the top. Aug 20, 2015
Max Rausch
Portland, OR
  5.11b
[Hide Comment] Ventured over this area for the first time today. Really cool route with some 'out of the norm' movements for Pinns. Thin edging and sharp crimpers are the name of the game. Definitely felt a little difficult for the grade. I'd give it 11b. The flake at the top is going to pull at some point, so proceed with caution.
Jan 31, 2016