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Blue Sun 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Oct 1, 2004

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Les leading Blue Sun

Description 

Classic, perfect, splitter hands on the wall just around the corner from Way Rambo.


Protection 

Camalots: 3x #2 & 3x #3



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Paco on Blue Sun
Paco on Blue Sun
Gabe getting perfect hands
Gabe getting perfect hands
Italian climber, Marcello, placing yellow then blue, yellow then blue.
Italian climber, Marcello, placing yellow then blu...
Jason Albert on his first lead in the creek.. looking good
Jason Albert on his first lead in the creek.. look...
hi
hi
Plug and chug
Plug and chug
Renee struggling with the size.
Renee struggling with the size.
The view at Big Sun
The view at Big Sun
It seems that the shadow has the better technique of the two(...we can learn a lot from our shadows...more than just the angle of the sun...and Blue Skies to everyone).
It seems that the shadow has the better technique ...
Spring break 2k12
Spring break 2k12
Renee finding her groove.
Renee finding her groove.
Kat on way rambo. Her 2nd day ever climbing cracks, following 5.10 in less than 2 months of climbing
Kat on way rambo. Her 2nd day ever climbing cracks...
Lance Lewallen on the stellar, splitter line.
Lance Lewallen on the stellar, splitter line.
Blue chains <br />
Blue chains
Chris Dawson on Blue Sun...Desert Cowboy belays below...
Chris Dawson on Blue Sun...Desert Cowboy belays be...
Yet another photo of someone climbing Blue Sun on a perfect day.
Yet another photo of someone climbing Blue Sun on ...
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By Danny Inman
From: Arvada
Mar 24, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route is great! The curvature of the crack at the bottom makes this one interesting. The hands are perfect. This is a must if you are at Way Rambo.

By SirVato
From: Boulder
May 12, 2006
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Definitely a sweet pitch. Awesome warm up!! Shady in the morning

By Jordan Wood
Jan 29, 2008

From the anchor, with a directional or two you can toprope the dihedral to the left. Probably 12- with some really desperate tip-liebacking.

By LeeAB
Administrator
From: ABQ, NM
Aug 18, 2008

The dihedral to the left was a really fun TR, did it back in '04 or'05. I would agree that .12- seems about right. Wonder if it's been lead?

By BretWith1T
From: Laramie, Wyoming
Sep 21, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I was kinda hung over when I got on this, but it was still a highlight of the trip. If you have kinda largish hands, DO NOT MISS THIS CLIMB! It's a beautiful little cruise on beautiful rock.

By Jason Shatek
Dec 3, 2008

sweet route! I don't have large hands and I thought the jams were perfect. The last 10-15 feet after the rest I thought the hands would be difficult because the hands would be big, but I didn't have any problems. All the jams felt great. On supercrack the hands definately get a little rattely.

By Bret
Nov 3, 2009

Spectacular route. YMMV, but I'd go a bit heavier on #2 camalots and lighter on the #3's (maybe 4 or 5 and 2, respectively).

By AOSR
From: Wherever we park!
Mar 8, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

i agree with bret. in hindsight i'd have brought and extra 2 and no 3s.
stellar line. great for learning how to climb splitters.

By Matt Hoffmann
From: Squamish
Apr 20, 2012

Super fun route. Wish it was longer. Solid hands for me the whole way (blues and yellows) with a nice foot hold a bit before the anchor to rest on. Great route and a really cool area.

By Mark van Eijk
Apr 4, 2013

What a great route! Beautiful to look at and to climb. I found it easier than chocolate corner, a great intro to creek climbing if you have large-ish hands. Might be more fun than supercrack, they're very similar in size but this one seems less mechanical.