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Sunny Day 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Phil Fowler, Jerry Siblet c. 1970
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Submitted By: Gary Schmidt on Jun 12, 2007
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Gary having fun in the great crack.

Description 

To start the climb, either climb the a bit shrubbery or climb the clean but unprotectable first 8 ft. Climb the great dihedral following it til it goes over a small roof and tops out on the summit. To descend, do the easy walk right and descend back to the start by squeezing through the slot at the right of crag. Fun route and probably more bang for the buck than you would expect out of a 5.5 (note, if you wish to top rope the route, build your anchor in the excellent crack just below the final roof. A 60 meter rope is just barely sufficient from there.)


Location 

This route is the obvious, right-facing dihedral in the center of the southeast face.


Protection 

Might want to at least double up on your twos and threes cams as it takes bigger gear.



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Me sticking it to that crack. Very nice crack and well shaded in late afternoon in the summer.
Me sticking it to that crack. Very nice crack and ...
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By Tyson S Arp
Jun 15, 2007

Felt like more work than your usual 5.5, but then again it's in Vedauwoo! The crack gets wide before it's all over (think knees and thighs) so you might want a #4 and/or #4.5 Camalot as well.

By Brian Scoggins
From: Eugene, OR
Jun 1, 2008

A lot more face climbing than Bill's Steal. Definitely felt easier if you don't think "Ooh! A crack! I have to jam it!!". In other words, lay it back.