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BETA PHOTO: Sunny Picnics routes from SE Y - Manticore Face Z ...
This route wanders up to the wide ledge at the base of the Enclosure
sector, visiting a couple of other picnic-ready ledges along the way.
Useful mainly to access other climbs, especially the Manticore Upper Arete
and the Enclosure
area -- or to have a more private sunny picnic.
This route does not go up to the top of the cliff.
Route: Start walking left gently uphill on the grass/dirt ledge (the Picnic Ledge). Next head above the ledge by scrambling up some rocks to the second picnic ledge. Then left a bit (but not all the way to the Manticore arete at the east edeg of upper Tower Wall), and scramble up some more. Finish with a move right up onto the wide rock below Enclosure wall (the high picnic ledge).
Variation: Start with the challenge of the Sunny Shortcut
overhang to get up the onto the Picnic Ledge.
Optional to bring a separate picnic snack for each ledge.
Descent: Down-climb the route. warning
: The rock on and around this route has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.
. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2015. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).
About 65 feet right (East) from the Picnics Dihedral (which is the junction of the wider South-facing wall of the Sunny Picnics area with East-facing wall which forms the Right end of the Tower Wall). About 30 feet past the perched Mushroom block. As of 2015 need to cross a large fallen tree and walk another 15 feet east, until the rock face is low enough so can easily scramble around up its right end.
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Protection for trad leading is unknown.