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Claret Cup Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 400', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Alex Garhart on Nov 17, 2007

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P1: Start in a right facing dihedral and climb a clean hand and finger crack until you reach a blocky roof. Traverse right, climb to a ledge and belay.

P2, P3: Climb any number of class 5 variations to the summit.

On our ascent we went far right and climbed a nice, 5.9 chimney/offwidth. Above the offwidth, we ran into 5.10+ R face climbing, where we bailed out to the top of pitch 2 and finished up a nice, 5.7+, crack system to the left.


Right of Betty and Ray's Adventure by 30 ft.


A rack of singles to #4 BD, a set of stoppers and hexes will do it. Walk off either east or west.

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By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
May 29, 2009

The Sun Towers are on private property. I hope that you may have asked permission? The Western Colorado Climbers' Coalition deals a lot with land owners and access. Please be careful when and where you bolt if it is private. See the Coalition's Website: westernslopeclimbers.blogspot....

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