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

Cupcakes & Champagne S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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
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Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Matthew Fienup, Nicole Clancy & Kathleen Wathan (Sept. 2013)
Page Views: 702 total · 12/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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Description

Face climb up broken cracks and ledges, dodging the bushes and gradually moving to the right. Catch your breadth in a bowl-shaped alcove before tackling the steep headwall above. The overhanging section proves surprisingly easy. The actual crux comes just below the chains.

Location

Cupcakes & Champagne 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

Protection

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

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dm00
5.9-
dm00  
5.9-
Mostly scrambling with a few boulder problems thrown in. Lots of bad rock. The bulge may as well be easy if you can commit to pulling on questionable jugs. I avoided those altogether and used the slopers, but my partner broke off a hold and fell. The top felt easier than 5.9+ but maybe I was just happy to be on better rock. Helmet highly recommended, especially for the belayer! May 25, 2014

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