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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Southern Region at North 40


8 votes

Amarillo Sunset 5.11b (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2006
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Destined to be a classic. Start from a ledge just right of a large ravine. Move up through 65 feet of big pumping throws to big holds with excellent exposure. Save some gas to clip the anchors.
Please leave cleaning biner on bolt 4.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private
classic (2) beautiful (1) pumpy (1) exposed (1) fun (1)
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4.77 stars (139 votes)
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5.11b (126 votes)

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redpointron said on August 28th, 2006
move over "fuzzy", there's a new 11b in town. an absolute must-do.
2tall said on September 3rd, 2006
Amazing route! Bound to be in a climbing mag sooner or later due to the aesthetic nature of the climb and the area. A blank wall with perfectly spaced mini huecos, this route couldn't be more perfect. GO CLIMB IT!
chriss said on September 5th, 2006
my favorite at the grade! Great climb. An easier, better version of dog leg.
JR said on October 16th, 2006
Why does it stop? Anchors seem to be in a odd spot.
pigsteak said on October 17th, 2006
jr, upon the recommmedation of several early ascensionists, the anchors were drop to stay consistent with the grad. if you look up, the old anchors were another 8 feet higher. rest assured, the original finish made this thing 12 plus, and took away from other 60 foot of climbing you just did. (there is still one bolt at the old anchors if you choose to continue on up.)
Gaar said on December 7th, 2006
I did not see a cleaing biner on it today!! AWSOME route!!! not short man approved, I'm 5'11 with a plus 1 index and was at full extension through the 3-5 bolts...Blew the anchors on the onsite, attempt, just go for it....ITS HUGE
dmw said on May 3rd, 2007
can't wait til this route stops spanking me! it is freakin' fun!
Yasmeen said on May 14th, 2007
While the reaches are long, you don't have to be Gaar's height to do this thing. I'm 5'6" and I didn't have to do a full on dyno on any of the moves. Really, really cool route, Kipp.
dyno_heaven said on May 23rd, 2007
yep, and I'm 6'2" and only had to do one full extension move =)
512OW said on June 18th, 2007
Nice job Kipp... sweet ass route
verticalturtle said on June 25th, 2007
No disagreement with the praise for this one - it's awsome! I will say that the moves felt fine at 5'9"
travelinyouth said on July 24th, 2007
Fantastic Line! Sweet crankin' in a sweet spot.... even comes equiped with your own private belay ledge!
Anonymous said on September 12th, 2007
I haven't red-pointed the route yet, but I can pull all the moves static and I'm 5'0."
der uber said on June 9th, 2008
one of the best.
maggie said on September 4th, 2008
i'm tall now!
whatahutch said on November 2nd, 2008
Finally got on this. Great route, I loved it. So my style. I swung through the bottle 2/3rd and wore myself out. Next time I will get the redpoint.
said on September 8th, 2009
Freaking Awesome route!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but at 5'4 i never had any full dynos....just big moves....also i think its one of the most beautiful climbs in the red.....Nice find Kipp!!!!
Brentucky said on November 9th, 2009
I may suck, but this route does not. I'm just glad I could FINALLY send the thing and give it the 5 stars it deserves!
caribe said on November 15th, 2009
Thanks Kipp. This thing is quite a ride!!!
THB said on March 26th, 2010
This is a good route, no doubt. But, it's not a 5-stay classic in my opinion... I think it looks cooler than it climbs. For me, the movement was straight forward and uninteresting. I can see how this would be completely different for a shorter person... but, I gave 1 star, to offset all of the 5-star votes (really, I think it's a 3-star, maybe 4-star route)
THB said on March 26th, 2010
*5-stay*... meant to say, 5-star... my bad. And, maybe my comment will get a lot of criticism, but I think there are better 5.11's in the gorge than this one.
SCIN said on March 26th, 2010
Voting something 1 star when you think it's higher just to bring it down is lame and not what I intended the site to be for. I'm going to delete your vote.
Brentucky said on March 26th, 2010
THB, I say think what you want about a route, obviously no problems with that and all people prefer different things. However, I think you are stupid to vote a route 1 star right after saying you think it is a 3 or maybe 4 star route. Why are you trying to offset a grade consensus that is based on the masses? Are you the grand masster know-it-all or something?
ahab said on March 26th, 2010
i don't understand this line of thinking either. you see it on a lot of routes star/grade ratings. someone thinks it's off and feels like their opinion should be counted x4 to "bring it back in line". get over yourself and just vote the damn thing like you see it fer chrissake! people are dumb. btw, since i thought this was a fiver and it only got 4.87 stars, i hacked into the route database and gave it 10 stars. so there.
THB said on March 26th, 2010
point well taken... thanks for keeping my ego in check. i'll just call it as i see it... i removed my 1-star rating and replaced it with a 3-star rating...
Brentucky said on March 26th, 2010
Well damn THB, now how am I gonna get my own ego back in check, ya hater!? Perhaps I could go get smacked down by another one of Kipp's choss piles the same as this one did me. :-)
dustonian said on April 12th, 2010
awesome work Kipp. this route is truly one of a kind!
pigsteak said on October 10th, 2010
second to last hanger/bolt have been replaced. good to go.
yarrrrbian said on March 15th, 2011
Probably the only movement you'll find like it ever. Great climb!
iamrob said on May 31st, 2011
Much easier when you know where the holds are. use to think it was a 12. but i think 11b is good. idk. grades aren't important
Gnarla the Red said on September 4th, 2013
I'm 5'1" with 0 ape-index, and was able to do all the moves static, and redpointed 2nd try. Tall people just don't know how to get their feet up! Just wanted to let shorter folks know that this route is indeed approachable, despite stories of full-on dynos, and to say that this is an awesome route.
Mr_Funky_Shot said on March 18th, 2015
Does anybody use that mono-pocket? I did, and it helped eliminate an awkward hand switch.
lil_reggie said on June 28th, 2016
This is a lil Reggie route if there ever was one.
Anonymous said on June 29th, 2016
Make sure that you talk about yourself in third person next time, lil reggie
Anonymous said on June 30th, 2016
i want to offer hand jobs to all the photographers who posted porn shots of this so we can all fantasize about grasping the ineffable. the internet feels small.
lil_reggie said on July 2nd, 2016
lil Reggie will talk about himself in whatever way he deems fit, he don't need to be told. Make sure you post all your comments anonymously, lil b hole.