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Sandstoner's Highway 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Joel Coniglio, Damon Johnston, Charlie Fowler, 2003
Season: Spring / Fall
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Mar 26, 2011

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Jess almost to the top of pitch 2.


This route is left-center of the Sunshine Wall, right about where the approach trail hits.

Find a line of bolts to the left of the crack system in the center of the slab. There is one route just to the left (Road to Nowhere) that has a couple of bolts visible from the ground, but this is the leftmost route where the entire line of bolts can be seen.

P1: Climb up nicely featured slab to a belay about 90' up on a small ledge. (5.8)

P2: Continue up. A small bulge about 1/2 way up is the crux (5.9). The rest of the lead is easier. 11 bolts, 100'.

Rap the route - a 60m will just suffice.



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Rock Climbing Photo: The rap from the top.  The cars are parked across ...
The rap from the top. The cars are parked across ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jess coming up pitch 1.
Jess coming up pitch 1.

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By chosspector
From: San Juans, CO
Oct 12, 2012

If you use some long runners, this makes an outstanding 200' pitch.