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Routes in Rattlesnake Canyon Crags (including Upper and Lower Alchemist)

Cupcakes & Champagne S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fun in the Sun S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
King Snake Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Labrador Ate the Cupcakes, The S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tender Flakes of Mercy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Ugly Duckling S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Written Exam T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Matthew Fienup, Nicole Clancy & Kathleen Wathan (Sept. 2013)
Page Views: 993 total · 20/month
Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Nov 24, 2013
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Interesting and sustained climbing up edges.

Can be used as an approach\descent pitch for the hard routes on the formation just above this one.


Labrador Cupcakes is situated at the toe of a gigantic cliff band that is located just downstream and across the creek from the Renaissance Crag. This cliff is home to the historic route "Fun in the Sun" by Forkash & Anderson. For more details, visit here


7 lead bolts plus bolted rappel anchor (all of the 1/2" Rawl variety).


An enjoyable route. But I wouldn't recommend it to a fledging 5.6 leader. There are opportunities to hit a ledge if you fall in the wrong place (close to the 4th bolt in particular) and the questionable rock quality doesn't help. The climbing is sustained and fun though May 25, 2014
Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
I think you'd be hard-pressed to find ANOTHER 5.6 sport route in SB ;) Nov 25, 2013
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
You would be hard-pressed to find a 5.6 sport climb of higher quality in SB. Consistent, good rock, and longer than it looks. Nov 25, 2013