Sunspot Ridge, 5.8

3rd Pitch- 170’- 5.8/ This is the crux pitch of the route, but still not difficult for the grade albeit placing gear is somewhat at a premium if you are not comfortable at the grade. Starts out with a great move out of the alcove, turning the roof above to the right on huge jugs. This move is easily protected with a 4” cam. Continue up trending right to stay in the varnished rock. Eventually move back left across a face with intermittent cracks to the large crack above. Cross over it (left) to the fragile rock and ascend easy ground up to the first ledge and continue to the next ledge and set up belay at a tree and crack above.
Sunspot Ridge, 5.8, 13 Pitches, Rainbow Mountain, Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rocks, NV, January, 2009


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