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Sun Baked (No Longer Exists) 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
New Route: Yes
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring
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Submitted By: Jimbo on Mar 2, 2006  with updates from mikehilbert

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BETA PHOTO: The top of sun baked tower has fallen. This climb ...



Another much needed 5.10 at the Sun Spots. Two cruxes makes this route interesting.
Climb slab to steep bit with good holds, then left to steeper arete with good holds.


Climbs left side of formation just right of Red Dwarf formation.


bolts, chains

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By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
Jan 19, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This Climb has some fun moves, but the rock is of very poor quality. I pulled off several holds on my accent. Even worse are the two large, and loose blocks, one of which is ready to come off. If you do this climb wear your helmet and be really careful. Better choice might be just to stay away.
By mikehilbert
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 22, 2015

THIS CLIMB IS GONE! The tower crumbled to the ground as per the attached pic...bolts are gone and anchors are obviously gone
Rock Climbing Photo: top of sun baked tower has fallen off at the roof....
top of sun baked tower has fallen off at the roof.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Nov 25, 2015

If you check out the photo topo in SQ III you will see the before picture. Pretty spooky.
By jbak
Nov 25, 2015

Haha...Now THAT'S a chossy route !! Talk about objective danger.
By Charles Vernon
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 25, 2015

Does this make Canada Eric the Cassandra of Southern Arizona??
By Jimbo
Nov 25, 2015

Not even John Baker could of clued that bit on permanently. Snark.
By Jimbo
Nov 25, 2015

OK here's the story. I got on this route sometime ago and got up to where the anchors should have been. For a minute I thought to myself, damn I really thought they where around the corner and up another 10 feet. Turns out they were well below me in the gully with the rest of the rubble!
Before we started I commented that the rain had wash a lot of rubble down the gully. Turns out about 50 tons of rubble some of it the size of a car!

I down climbed and clipped in straight on the last bolt, hauled up a wrench, then took all the hangers off. When I went back around to rap it to remove the hanger I had lowered off that's when I saw the old anchor still in the huge block that had calved off. It was totally unscathed.

I'm getting older, memory and awareness seems to be slipping a bit.

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