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Sundance 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ed Webster, Patrick Griffin, and Udom Likhitwonnawut. May 1984
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Submitted By: Scott Hansen on Aug 15, 2007

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Jake Hansen (age 6) barefooting it on Sundance, 20...

Description 

Sandstone slab with two bolts on route to an I-bolt anchor. The crux is after the first bolt. A nice climb for those in your party not into the typical offerings of Indian Creek or those who's hands need some rest.

Location 

Left most route on the Friction Slab.

Protection 

Coupla draws for the two bolts and something for the anchor.


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By Rob Dillon
Aug 17, 2007

I am so there!
By Mike Slavens
From: Denver, Co
Apr 30, 2009

Holds may have washed off, climb is now harder than 5.7. Anchor slings need to be replaced. Not worth doing.
By Darren Knezek
Apr 30, 2009

FA: Ed Webster, Patrick Griffin, and Udom Likhitwonnawut, May, 1984.

Originally rated 5.6.
Also, isn't this route the rightmost route on the wall and not the left.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Apr 30, 2009

Your thinking of Orion's Bow regarding the first ascent party. This route is older than that. I remember doing a beer soaked group ascent on a CC block break in 81 or so. I seem to remember either Steve Cheney or Earl Wiggins put it in. The harder one to the left was put up by Paul Hunt. It's comes in at a scary 5.11.
By Darren Knezek
May 3, 2009

I wonder if you were on White Waltz, a route I think of Bill Feiges.

That was put up around 1979 and the route immediately to its left is Laurel, the 2 pitch 5.11 of Hunt and Bill Robins. Sundance is the 3rd route to the right of Laurel. I thought that Hunt's first name was Peter not Paul?

I thought that Sundance was put up in May by Webster and Orion's Bow in October of the same year, '84.
By Dan Cillo
From: The Great State -Colorado
Oct 28, 2009

IMO This route is not worth doing. As of the date mentioned 4/30/09 there is only 2 bolt in 70 feet to the anchor. Probably won't ground out but there is a chance without an attentive belay on the runouts. Holds are zero and 99% of this wall is covered in lichen due to infrequent travel making most feet pretty polished. This is all capped with a manky 3 pin anchor and shredding equalized webbing to the rap-ring. One route for the boldly stupid, such as my self ,trying to get in what I thought would be a nice early morning warm up before hitting the splitters in the canyon. It's Idian Creek, you came here for SPLITTERS!!! Don't do this route unless you own an electric toothbrush or have done enough methamphetamine to stay focused scrubbing holds.