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Tequila Sunrise 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Charlie Fowler & Jack Roberts? - January 1987
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Submitted By: M. Morley on Apr 23, 2002

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How a Nebraskan gets to the top of a 10d desert cr...

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


Refer to description for Hot Toddy for general location info. Route begins immediately right of Hot Toddy atop a large block. Crux is right off the deck in tricky but easily-protected finger crack. Continue up the splitter with perfect hands. Joins Hot Toddy for final 10'. Rap 80' to ground.


Standard desert rack with triples in the hand-size and a large piece for the final wide section. Fixed anchor (same anchor as Hot Toddy).

Photos of Tequila Sunrise Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: tequila sunrise
tequila sunrise
Rock Climbing Photo: Lisa busts through the crux!
Lisa busts through the crux!
Rock Climbing Photo: March, 2002
BETA PHOTO: March, 2002
Rock Climbing Photo: at the top.. fun spliter
at the top.. fun spliter
Rock Climbing Photo: Top-roping Tequila Sunrise
Top-roping Tequila Sunrise

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By Aki
Mar 31, 2003

Don't forget to turn around and look down the canyon. Incredible!!!!
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Dec 1, 2003
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Wow, what a cool route.As said, the crux is right off of the deck, but fingercrack??? Those bratworst you call fingers must be huge!!! I had my hands 1/2 into the thing. YMMV. THe crux can go with a slight highball to a single piece, then a move to a good jam (only small handed-people need apply here) where-upon you can get another piece and then cruse the left-leaning splitter. What a nice route!
By Steven Lucarelli
From: Moab, UT
Oct 15, 2007
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The crux start is ring lock size for the average male hand (.75 Camalots).
By Steve Bond
Oct 25, 2009

Climbed this years back, then just again a few weeks ago. Surprised to see the growing foot pods at the start...just a natural progression of feet wearing sandstone it seems. Still a very fun start requiring some fun jams.
By T_jones
From: Salt Lake
Oct 25, 2009

one of the best cracks i have done
By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
Feb 16, 2014

A curious rattly-fingers starting crux leads to glorious jamming all the way to the top. Do it!

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