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Sunblessed - 5.10b popular

Average Rating = 4.60/5 Average Rating : 4.60 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (12)
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regular trad rack. lots of yellow metolius to green camalot placements.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.20/5
  Rock Quality 4.80/5
  Scenery 4.80/5
  Fun Factor 4.60/5

Description:

Start at the bolted dyke at the North end of the Solarium. Pitch 1: climb bolted dyke to above a bulge, then head right to a tree below the most beautiful crack in the world (5.10a). Pitch 2: Self explanatory from pitch 1 (5.10a) Pitch 3: Up and right, then back left to the base of a corner (5.6) Pitch 4: Up the corner to the top (5.10b) Scramble to the top of the Chief from here. An alternative 4th pitch goes up the arete to the right of the corner at 10c. An alternative finish from the top of the 2nd pitch follows the last pitch of Mere Mortals keeping the whole climb at 10a.

Submitted by: peas on 2003-07-14
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Route ID: 38068

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: AJones on 1995-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sweet route (except third pitch)

Great route - well worth the hike. I followed the third pitch via the 10b flaring crack. It sucked - also had a pack on (don't remember why).

Added: 2010-06-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tradrenn on 2009-06-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Superb

First two pitches are fun but for the third one it is better to do the 10b that goes to the left, 10b flaring crack is awful.

Added: 2009-06-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: cliffclimber69 on 2008-08-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great view

i was way too hungover to be doing this climb so i hung all over it, worth the hike for the view. found the crack to be tough, thin hands for me.

Added: 2008-08-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fubar on 2007-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Beautiful Crack

One wishes it were longer...but worth the hike, if only for the scenery.

Added: 2007-10-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: peas on 2007-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sunblessed

With Karl Manzer. I got pitches 1 and 3. The low bolt on p1 was chopped, so the start was extra exciting. This is the first time I've done pitch 3 and it was a lot easier than it looked, but Karl thought otherwise.

Added: 2007-04-30

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