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Sundeck Spire 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Burcham/Tatum
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Submitted By: Derek Field on Oct 19, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: The Sundeck Area as seen from the main Boynton Can...

Description 

Fun little spire with moderate climbing, culminating in an unforgettable crux roof. A fun partner to Sinagua Spire.

P1: Grovel up a strange low-angle gully (4th class) to a juniper belay at the notch.

P2: From the notch, climb the featured east face (5.6). Some of the pro is questionable, but there's a bolt here and there to help out. Finally, the main attraction: pull the roof on glorious patina jugs! Who knew 5.8 could be so acrobatic? Awesome finish to a classic (and appropriately named) summit.

Rappel: 90 feet straight down to packs.

Location 

Follow the main Boynton Canyon trail to the open meadow at the far northern end of the Enchantment Resort, then locate Sundeck and Sinagua spires on the right-hand side of the canyon. A nice wash branches off the trail and leads to the north side of the spires.

Sundeck is the lower spire; Sinagua is the higher of the two. (see photo)

Protection 

Light rack to BD #2, plus #3 and/or #4 if uncomfortable on the P1 gully.
Two-bolt rap anchor on northeast side of summit.


Photos of Sundeck Spire Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from Sinagua Spire at a happy crew o&...
Looking down from Sinagua Spire at a happy crew o&...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve pulling the crux roof on Sundeck Spire. Phot...
Steve pulling the crux roof on Sundeck Spire. Phot...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down at Steve following the summit pitch o...
Looking down at Steve following the summit pitch o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at Steve pulling the crux roof at the v...
Looking up at Steve pulling the crux roof at the v...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve leading the exposed 5.6 face on P2. First tr...
Steve leading the exposed 5.6 face on P2. First tr...
Rock Climbing Photo: P1: Low-angle gully.
P1: Low-angle gully.

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