Type: Sport, 230 ft (70 m), 2 pitches
FA: Mike Forkash and Gary Anderson, 1980
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Shared By: andy patterson on Sep 27, 2014
Admins: andy patterson, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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A wonderful slab outing! Bring a picnic for the summit, which is pretty hard to beat. Fun in the Sun tackles the plumb line of the Upper Alchemist, and ascends a sea of beautiful patina, seams, and slab. I've led the route as one looong pitch, but I barely made it to the top before running out of rope. I highly recommend breaking the route in to two pitches.



Center of Upper Alchemist. Just right of Tender Flakes of Mercy.


A rack of 8 draws and some pieces to 1.5" will provide occasional protections. There are some healthy runouts, but the bolts are where you need them. As of Summer 2014, myself and Matthew Fienup replaced the old 1/4" bolts with beefy 1/2" Rawls.

To Descend: rap the route with a 70m, and do two raps to the ground.