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Black Bunny Rabbit

5.8, Sport, 80 ft (24 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 26 votes
FA: Randall Chapman
Colorado > Grand Junction… > Unaweep Canyon > Main Canyon: Un… > Mother's Buttress > Other Mothers

Description

All but the last lead bolt were drilled by hand before I got a power drill. The start has a bad landing if you blow it before the first clip. You will either land on cactus or a fin of rock that sticks out of the ground, but the moves are relatively easy, you can stick clip if you don't like it. It's really close to First First in several places, but it stays right and follows the bolts till the end. If it looks like the bolt is too far right, you are too far left. Watch out for the cactus.

Location

This is 8 feet right of First First.

Protection

8 bolts.

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Teri at the second bolt of Black Bunny Rabbit.
[Hide Photo] Teri at the second bolt of Black Bunny Rabbit.
Teri just after clipping the first bolt on Black Bunny Rabbit.
[Hide Photo] Teri just after clipping the first bolt on Black Bunny Rabbit.

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DavidCollins
Grand Junction, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Nice route with good moves on generally good rock. The last few feet are loose and there is lot of cactus just beneath the anchors. And how stable is the large boulder beneath and right of the anchor? Sep 16, 2012
Randall Chapman
Grand Junction, CO
5.8
[Hide Comment] Thank you for your comment, David. I tried to clean as much of the loose rock from the route as I could. There was a lot to clean, so I probably missed some stuff. I did leave that big rock at the anchors there because I tried to pry it loose and it wouldn't move. It makes me nerves as well, but it seemed pretty stable at the time I put the route up. It might have to go at some point. As for the cactus, there is a lot of it, but there was a nice little clearing to stand and set up your anchor, so I left it alone. If someone was motivated to remove the cactus, I wouldn't be offended, but I do think it adds to the nature of the route, and I didn't really feel it was in the way. Sep 8, 2013
Randall Chapman
Grand Junction, CO
5.8
[Hide Comment] The anchor has been moved down several feet below the cactus and loose rock from previous comments. This new anchor placement makes for a much cleaner rope run. Thanks, Mike. Dec 10, 2019