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Micro Burst 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: John Rosholt
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Submitted By: Shirtless Mike on Nov 28, 2007

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Brewed in Tucson, AZ.

Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. MORE INFO >>>


Unlike the other steep tufa routes this one requires more delicate climbing up small insecure holds.

Climb up onto a boulder and cover some easy ground to the first bolt. Quickly the climbing becomes balancy and tough to read. Continue up getting the occasional "great" hold to some large rest huecos. Rest here a make a few cool layback moves to the mid anchors.

After the Mid Anchors the climbing changes dramatically to overhanging slopers. Pull a hard boulder problem V5? and continue up another 3 bolts to send Sun Burst 13a


Between Tufa Tussle and Millenium Meltdown. Starts above a large boulder blocking the trail.


9 Bolts to Anchors

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By climnron
Dec 8, 2007

The first pitch is a crumbly POS!
By Shirtless Mike
From: Denver, CO
Dec 9, 2007

Really I thought the rock quality was pretty good. A few holds felt "crumbly" but nothing pulled off. I pulled alot more off of Black Sunshine and other routes on this wall. Like alot of Homestead routes they could use some more traffic to clean things up.
By BenClimbing
Dec 29, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

I also thought it way pretty clean relative to most routes at homestead. Just needs more traffic.
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Sep 28, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

For most of the route very clean. Watch out for the lose hold just before the mid point tufa curx. Seems like the rock there is white and brittle and one larger hold seems quite lose. But Ben is right.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Feb 27, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Fun climbing might be a little soft at 12- but I have not done a ton of routes to get a sense of the place.
By K-Tanz
From: Phoenix, AZ
Dec 17, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I didn't have any problems with rock quality. Perhaps this has seen more travel. I thought this route was a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend it. Need to come back for the send but thought the route was a lot of fun.
By Rich Strang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Jan 1, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

My 2nd favorite of the weekend (TYD trumps ALL). Pretty fun to alternate between techy face moves and tufa climbing.
Rock is very good now-can't wait till next Xmas to look at the extention.

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