The Icarus Line aka The Thin White Line
Avg: 3.5 from 4 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:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Skyeler Congdon- Onsight Solo|
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|Shared By:||Skyeler Congdon on Jun 7, 2010|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionP1: Find the super sick looking, hands splitter in between Claret Cup Crack and Betty and Ray's Adventure. Traverse into the splitter from the left using a finger crack (5.9). Once in the splitter enjoy classic 5.8 hands for 30 feet.
You could keep keep going but might want to belay at the big ledge to have your belayer close for the sketchy face section.
P2: Walk left 20+ feet crossing Betty and Ray's... and begin up a steep face in the center. Trend left following the natural weakness (5.9 R). There is not a lot of gear (there might be, I wasn't really looking due to my style of ascent). Bring small stoppers! Belay once the angle eases and you find a good stance/ledge.
P3: Keep trending left to the top (5.6). I found that generally the steeper the rock the better quality. Depending where you belay this may be a short pitch.
This is a killer line, easily the best one up the Sun Tower so far.