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Sundaze 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rocco Spina and friends, 1990
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Submitted By: Paul Rezucha on Jul 30, 2005

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Looking down at Sallie just starting the hard uppe...

Description 

Sundaze is found right of RP 4 Me and left of Zephyr and goes up the smoother looking face up top. Easier climbing turns to much more difficult face climbing at third bolt and continues all the way to the top.

Protection 

6 bolts to 2 bolt anchors.


Photos of Sundaze Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: You can see by Sallie's face and fingertips that t...
You can see by Sallie's face and fingertips that t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe LaBarbera being tested on the first crux of Su...
Joe LaBarbera being tested on the first crux of Su...
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting thin on Sundaze.
Getting thin on Sundaze.
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe just starting the harder upper section of Sund...
Joe just starting the harder upper section of Sund...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe starting up Sundaze with route clearly shown a...
Joe starting up Sundaze with route clearly shown a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul standing at the start of Sundaze which goes u...
Paul standing at the start of Sundaze which goes u...

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By Paul Rezucha
From: Alameda
Aug 1, 2005
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This route gets steep towards the top and the bolt clips were very difficult for me. The bolts are a bit apart and I probably mistakenly tried to reach from below on thin, awkward stances instead of making one more move up. The moves aren't as hard as Zephyr but the clips certainly were much harder!
By Colonel Mustard
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 13, 2005
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Paul's commentary is right on. You definitely notice the + part of the 5.9 rating, especially at the top. In fact, my friend and I weenied out and led Zephyr 5.10c/d (great climb!) instead because its clips look easier. Toproped Sundaze one more time before going and discovered that keeping the bolts to your right on the ascent would make this a more manageable lead. Next time...