Sinks Canyon – Scud area

Rope blowing awayAgain the morning is promising. We hike up to the SCUD area and manage to get a few routes in. I decide it’s too windy when I have to reach above me for my rope on rappel. Check out the rope in the picture. Routes:

Dog ‘n Dude 5.9+ – good pocket warmup, bigger holds as you get higher.

Banoffee 5.10a – small edges through the white scar on the slab. The white rock looks polished and slippy, making the crux moves feel less certain and more interesting.

Scud Alert 5.10b – short but very fun pocket pulling festival!

Scud Alert Right Variation 5.11a – toproped this but didn’t really enjoy it due to very high wind…

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