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RPC's Elephants Perch - Sunrise Book

 
RPC\'s Elephants Perch - Sunrise Book

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Object Title: RPC's Elephants Perch - Sunrise Book

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: rpc

Created/Edited: Aug 23, 2010 / Aug 23, 2010

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Summary

We were planning on climbing the Astro Elephant route on this outing but after chatting with a party who just came off of that route (& hearing about the run outs), we chickened out and climbed Sunrise Book (came back for Astro a couple years later). The route though short for The Perch was sustained, even though we French freed the 12- section (duh - of course!). What it lacks in length, it makes up in the "spectacular" department! An amazing natural plumb line. I recall getting off route on pitch 1 and taking my first "alpine whipper" onto a marginal green Alien (which surprisingly held). The water bottle did not fare as well and from that time onwards, we've always beefed up the nalgenes hanging from our harnesses with some duct tape & 5mm cord.

Photos

Elephants Perch
Admiring The Perch from our camp the day prior.

 Sunrise Book
Lower half of Sunrise Book.

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Sunrise Book from base of route.

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Leading pitch 1.

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Shirley climbing pitch 1.

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Shirley nearing the top of pitch 1.

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Starting the short C1 section (or 5.12-) on pitch2.

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Looking back at Shirley from the C1 section of pitch 2.

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Shirley backaiding the short 5.12- section of pitch2.

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Leading pitch 3.

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Shirley topping out on pitch 3.

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Leading the fun pitch 4.

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Shirley on the super fun pitch 4.

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Starting up the unique & exposed chimney on pitch 5.

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Shirley belaying the spectacular chimney of pitch 5.

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Further along on the same pitch with entire route below.

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Shirley on the summit ridge of Elephants Perch (top of route).

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Sunrise Book as seen on the descent.

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Waiting for the shuttle boat pick up at the Redfish Lk. marina.

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