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Charlee and the Stick Factory S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Perils of Babylon S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sage Finds the Golden Stick S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Shadowboxing S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Shadows on the Earth S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Solar Winds S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sun Burn S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: mike carville, kia burns, brad johnson
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Shared By: mike carville on Apr 2, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Kyle Bishop, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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No overnight camping on PG&E property Details


face and thin cracks lead up and left to top of triangular face. Crux just below top.


This route starts on the Right and at the 4th bolt it crosses "Solar Wind" and continues left and goes to the top where it shares top anchors with "Solar Wind"




John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
I made changes to the topo which is in the Photo's section on the Emeralds main page which will provide better information on "Solar Wind" and "Sun Burn" Jun 26, 2016
Marcus McCoy
Yosemite Valley, CA
Marcus McCoy   Yosemite Valley, CA
Interesting, so, this is the right start, and left option, little more direct finish after the routes cross? Apr 11, 2015
Climbed here yesterday for the first time. I like the routes. 99% sure this was the route, based on the web page description. Whats up with the funky anchors up top? Look like homemade hangers with tow chain hooks. Anybody know how old those are? I followed suite of some previous cautious person and threw webbing around the triangular horn at the top to rap down on. Mar 8, 2015
yes, they cross. Mar 16, 2014
This climb and Solar Winds share a bolt half way up. But do they cross each other?

To me, it is more consistent/sustained to combine the right start with the left finish for Sun Burn. And conversly, climb the left start with right finish for Solar Winds. Oct 27, 2013