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Napa Valley 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Frederic Labaeye and Tom Stubbs
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Submitted By: eDixon on Mar 16, 2007
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Pitch 1 - 110 feet - Climb to a chockstone with slings, then up and left to a small ledge under a roof.

Pitch 2 - 100 feet - Move left and climb a crack and steep face to the top of a pinnacle.

Pitch 3 - 50 feet - Climb a short 5.11 section up into a notch.

Pitch 4 - 110 feet - Climb finger/hand crack to a good ledge.

Pitch 5 - 80 feet - Climb 5.easy to the top.

Descent - Walk east to the top of "Sun Dancer" and do a 160 foot rappel to Sun Deck Ledge and then one more rappel of 150 down.


The route starts on the left side of the Sunday Wall at a chimney with a left-facing dihedral.


Small to large nuts, stoppers, and cams to 4".

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"Napa Valley" ascends the sunny buttress towards the center of the photo.
BETA PHOTO: "Napa Valley" ascends the sunny buttress towards t...
Lynda Christensen on the first pitch of Napa Valley.
Lynda Christensen on the first pitch of Napa Valle...
Pitch 4 is a corner on the arete.
Pitch 4 is a corner on the arete.
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By Alex Garhart
Sep 23, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Great adventure climb on the dramatic prow with some interesting route finding. Stretch pitch 4 a rope length and easy class 4 to the top.

By pike howard
Oct 22, 2011

Thomas Kelly and I climbed a line in the Spring of 2007 just left of Napa Valley. We climbed the first 50ft of Napa then moved left.Good crack climbing and some scary face climbing. We then joined Napa at the final short finishing pitch.5.11a/b R. Anybody have any info. on past ascents?