American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Mt. Evans Massif, Black Wall, Sinners On Sunday

Colorado, Front Range

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Scott Sinor
  • Climb Year: 2014
  • Publication Year: 2016

In July 2014, Dan Godshall, Greg German, Jackie Kuusinen, and I finished a new route on the right side of the Black Wall: Sinners On Sunday (700’, 5.12 C0). The seven-pitch route takes a line between Rainbow Highway (AAJ 2013) and High Variance (AAJ 2014) and ends at the final anchor on Rainbow Highway.

I don’t know what drives others to put up new routes, but with this route it was simple: I fell in love with a splitter finger crack on a white granite face. I spent two years working the route, trying to put it all together. Although the third-pitch finger crack was climbed at 5.12-, there remains a 15’ section on the second pitch that has yet to be climbed free (C0). There are holds, but it is very thin.

– Scott Sinor

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