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Bad Moon Rising S 
Cosmos S 
Cows in Agony S 
Desolation Row T 
Down's Syndrome S 
Massive Luxury Overdose (aka Planet Luxury) S 
Moons of Pluto S 
Palo Verde T 
Reason To Be S 
Screaming Yellow Zonkers S 
Shadow of Doubt S 
Sundown T 
Tale of Two Shitties T 
Trezlar T 


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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Alan and Shari Kearney 1978
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 21, 2006

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Liebacking the shallow dihedral of Sundown. Phot...

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There is a newer anchor at the top of this climb making it more convienient to get off of and avoids the traverse at the top.

Jam and stem a clean dihedral to the right of a huge block leaning against the face.


Right of Bad Moon Rising, left of Tale of Two Shitties


standard gear to 2"

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By granto
Nov 2, 2015

There is now an extension to this route. Its a bolted two pitch extension. You can link from the ground to the partial hanging belay with a 70m rope(might be able to reach with a 60M rope but haven't tested it out yet) You could also belay from the Sundown anchor if you are concerned about rope length. The first pitch above Sundowns anchor is about 10b range. Needs a few more folks on it to clean it up better, but overall its very solid. From the 10b anchor its around 11c range for 40' to the upper anchor. Great climbing on good rock! Get after it!
Rock Climbing Photo: rough line of climb
rough line of climb

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