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Fun in the Sun
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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, 230 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Mike Forkash and Gary Anderson, 1980|
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|Shared By:||andy patterson on Sep 27, 2014|
|Admins:||andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionA 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.
ProtectionA 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.