Looking back at the...

Looking back at the exhilarating traverse in the middle of p3 of Sunnyside Bench, Regular Route. This tiny ledge is located right above the crux - March 29, 2004

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rpc

rpc - Mar 31, 2004 12:12 pm - Voted 10/10

this looks like a fun route

we thought about doing this one last year but ran out of time..... :(

nice shot.

Misha

Misha - Mar 31, 2004 2:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: this looks like a fun route

Thanks Radek. It is indeed an enjoyable route. You should check it out next time you are in the Valley. Although, you'll probably be leading 5.9s by then :)

rpc

rpc - Mar 31, 2004 2:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: this looks like a fun route

not likely Misha regarding those 5.9's !!

it'll be even longer before I can lead VALLEY 5.9's :)



Looks like you guys had very nice weather last weekend? Though Gl. Point Apron looks a bit...chilly still in your photo.

Misha

Misha - Mar 31, 2004 2:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: this looks like a fun route

Have you tried leading After Six (5.7) on Manure Pile Buttress? You may enjoy it... we will probably try it this spring/summer. If you want to test your 5.9 Valley skills, Grant's Crack on Swan Slab may be a good place for it. It is relatively short (~80'), very well protected and sustained. The weather in the Valley was FANTASTIC. We loved it so much so we are now changing our upcoming weekend plans and hoping to head back. My next lead on the agenda is either Swan Slab Gully (5.7) or Munginella. We may check out the Leaning Tower Traverse (5.7?) if we feel adventurous.

rpc

rpc - Mar 31, 2004 5:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: this looks like a fun route

Misha,

thanks for the recommends. Would love to try After Six.....that and Royal Arches are high on our list of Valley climbs (though we could make it out there early April but unfortunately "no go").

Let's just say that I have no "5.9 Valley skills" to test yet :) - I'd be very happy with After Six for now!

Misha

Misha - Mar 31, 2004 5:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: this looks like a fun route

Let me know when you guys want to come over next time. We can hang out and climb something together!

rpc

rpc - Mar 31, 2004 7:01 pm - Voted 10/10

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....sorry for the typo Misha - that was meant to say "I thoughT we could make it there in April" but we can't.

That would be great. If we have a climbing trip to Valley in the future maybe we could get together for After Six or another route.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Apr 19, 2004 4:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: this looks like a fun route

Just my input:



When you do get to Yosemite 5.9, let 'Commitment' be your first one. This route was done by Jim Bridwell and is very solid for it's grade and has many classic aspects about it! BTW, that was my first trad 5.9.

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Apr 19, 2004 5:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: this looks like a fun route

So how does old school Valley 5.9 compare to current routes at a crag with "regular" ratings like Smith, Red Rocks, City of Rocks, Squamish, etc.? I think someone told me 2 full grades once, ie.10B. Any truth to that?

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