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Sun Kissed 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Austin Archer
New Route: Yes
Season: Morning and late evening shade, late afternoon sun.
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Submitted By: Austin Archer on Jul 4, 2015

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Photo: Rick Ziegler

Description 

From the base, boulder up a short section with optional protection that leads up and over easy 5th class to a sloping ledge at the base of a corner. An initial layback move gains the corner, which requires creative stemming and layback climbing, to a good rest just under a roof/visor. Boulder out under the roof, traversing through a series of technical moves, using pockets, and a horizontal crack/seam to a mantle at the end.

Location 

Follow the PSOM trail to just about the toe of the PSOM buttress. A faint "cut off" trail makes a sharp left. Go up a short ways over easy talus and connect with a trail that leads to the base of the Gold Wall. Head up another 20 yards or so to the base of Sun Kissed. The climb is just left of Red to Riches and the prolific Austin Loves Dragons.

Protection 

Pro: 8 bolts and gear from purple metolius equivalant, to .75 Camelot and optional stoppers. Lower off with 70 m rope. NOTE: Super tradsters, in order to protect vital holds(for me at least), please refrain from putting in gear and bypassing the bolts in last 3rd of traverse as this was attempted on the FA resulting in a couple of broken edges along the horizontal crack/seam. Thanks.


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By Jeff Scheuerell
Jul 4, 2015

Nice job Austin