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North America, United States, California–Sierra Nevada, Sunrise Wall

Sunrise Wall. This wall, a short walk from Tuolumne Meadows, was first climbed in 1974 (A.A.J., 1975). In July, Steve Gerberding, Dimitri Barton and I climbed two new routes on it in a day. Pamplona starts in a large left-facing corner on the right side of the cliff. Two pitches lead to a ledge atop this, followed by unprotected face-climbing right off the ledge to a crack leading to the top. (II, 5.9. ) Blood Test starts in the right-hand of two parallel cracks a short distance left of Pamplona. The first pitch ended by traversing into the left crack to belay. Higher, in search of better rock, we traversed left on a long ledge system to the next crack on the wall. (II, 5.9.)

Alan Bartlett