3rd time...with Pat below. Helped another team find this route the following day, they liked the 4th pitch the most. They are both pretty good pitches. Best route on the upper wall that goes to the top. Arch Enemy is my new favorite though.
I really liked pitch 2 on this route. Although if the crack were a bit steeper I would have liked it even more. Above pitch 2 we could see deep into Oak Creek Canyon and all the snow from the recent storms. Even the north facing walls on the south side of the canyon were iced up.
With young Joe. Great day, only one other party all day long back in the Solar Slab area. I had done Horndogger to Sundog to the right. Later Stacy and I did Johnny Vegas in the middle and noticed these dudes having a great time on Beulah's Book. So Joe and I combined Beulah's Book and Sunflower above for a perfect day of climbing (8 long pitches). So far, Beulah's Book (because of that stellar 2nd pitch, I led the arete variation) and Sunflower are my favorite combination for this area. Sunflower had 3 outstanding pitches on it, the 2 5.9's and the 5.8. The arete over to the lie back on that 2nd pitch of Beulah's was a fantastic pitch as well for the grade (5.9).
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