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Afternoon Nap T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Moonlight Madness S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Young Guns T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Type: Sport, 900 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Grahm Doe and Leo Miner
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Shared By: C Brooks on Apr 17, 2015
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Found to the right of afternoon nap. Look for a small pine tree a couple of hundred feet up. Start is on some flakes before getting into some well protected bolted slab.

Crux pitch is on p.4 a few well protected slab moves followed by an easy roof. Good fun!


dozen quick draws, a few knob slings for the final pitch.
Andrew Fahrland
Denver, CO
Andrew Fahrland   Denver, CO
A fun slab romp up Big Sleep. The start can be a bit hard to spot; look for a few left-facing flakes to a small leftward ramp to the high first bolt. You can get gear in before the first bolt. The roof crux is pretty short and you can plug a small cam above the roof before committing to the roof pull so that you have gear overhead. This route is generally well-protected especially compared to Afternoon Nap. We brought a single rack to 2" and used a bunch of gear to supplement the bolts. Oct 20, 2017
Max Hietpas
Oakland, CA
Max Hietpas   Oakland, CA
Hot hot hot! Did it last weekend (8/15). Fun climb! But make sure you start at the right spot - we started left of the actual route and ended up running the first pitch off one bolt!

Pitches 1-3 are great slab and 4-6 are the featured runnels and chickenheads. Wroth it for pitch 4 alone! Aug 19, 2015
Sean P. Sullivan
Clovis, Ca
Sean P. Sullivan   Clovis, Ca
Another Shuteye classic! Leave the gear at the car, this thing only "needs" a couple placements, a small camalot would be enough. I placed a .5 on the first pitch, but i didnt need to. P2 has plenty of options for pro before the first bolt but the climbing eases up so much my partner pretty much walked past the seam and up to the bolt, placing nothing. I used the same .5 on p3 in the hole that the guidebook describes after the dike section. P4 is amazing!! The crux is actually below the roof, on delicate slab. Pull the roof and launch off onto the runnels and chickenheads! I slung 2 knobs before my bolt. The climbing was EASY but way fun. A must do if you hike up to the sleep. May 11, 2015