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Sunset Arete 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ted Coletti, George Rosenthal, and Pat Maloney, 1989
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Submitted By: Craig Martin on Aug 17, 2006

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Dono Allen at sunset


Great pitch. Short but packed with fun, pumpy moves. Be careful getting to the first bolt, you may want to stick clip it.


Farthest route to the viewers left on the Twilight Buttress.


5 lead bolts, maybe a small cam or two for protecting the moves to the first bolt, 2 bolt anchor w/chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset Arête looking goo at sunrise.
Sunset Arête looking goo at sunrise.

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By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Aug 17, 2006

ya, it is a great route! A bit hard for a warm-up for me. You can protect the moves to the first bolt with a small tcu (blue or yellow?). From the top you can scamper up to the upper anchor and TR the two routes to the right. The middle route is 11ish and in the book, the crux at the bottom is crimpy and hard!. The right route is not in the book but is very fun (on TR anyway).
By Patrick Maloney
May 11, 2010

Ted Coletti and myself would hike up to this crag after work and get in a little climbing time.
On the Sunset Arete we even used a bossons chair i.e. plywood seat with padding.
most of the routes at this Crag where hand drilled, and the bolts at the crux's are 3 inch's long
After we put in the Sunset Arete I spent a few afternoons on The Edge of Night, Just ten to 15 feet right of Sunset Arete, a beautiful 5.11B
I would like to see more local climbers enjoying this area, The Rock is very much like the City of rocks! Get out and do these routes!
Another must do at this crag is "Without wheels" to "nightstalker" two great pitches, all are in the Ruckman Brothers guide.
By Stanley Rosenthal
May 20, 2010

If ya'll climbers would "learn to fly", you wouldn't need to do all that hard work. ;-)

Great to see you again, Pat!!!!

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