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Sandstoner's Highway 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Joel Coniglio, Damon Johnston, Charlie Fowler, 2003
Season: Spring / Fall
Page Views: 986
Submitted By: John Peterson on Mar 26, 2011

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Jess coming up pitch 1.

Description 

This route is left-center of the Sunshine Wall, right about where the approach trail hits.

Find a line of bolts to the left of the crack system in the center of the slab. There is one route just to the left (Road to Nowhere) that has a couple of bolts visible from the ground, but this is the leftmost route where the entire line of bolts can be seen.

P1: Climb up nicely featured slab to a belay about 90' up on a small ledge. (5.8)

P2: Continue up. A small bulge about 1/2 way up is the crux (5.9). The rest of the lead is easier. 11 bolts, 100'.

Rap the route - a 60m will just suffice.

Protection 

Bolts.


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Jess almost to the top of pitch 2.
Jess almost to the top of pitch 2.
The rap from the top.  The cars are parked across ...
The rap from the top. The cars are parked across ...

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By chosspector
From: San Juans, CO
Oct 12, 2012

If you use some long runners, this makes an outstanding 200' pitch.