Bummer, Sunnyside Bench 5.10c


Yosemite Valley, California USA

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Patrick Sawyer

Originally California, now Ireland
May 16, 2014 - 01:43am
I have led both Bummer and Lazy Bum. Yes, Bummer does have a desperate crux. Be prepared for a fall if you fail, just place good pro below.

May 14, 2014 - 03:58pm
Really fun route with a lot more no-hands rest than I usually expect on .10c. There are sufficient solid placements for a safe lead, but they're not everywhere and some are picky about what gear to accept. The .10c blank face/tiny fingers crux is protected by a #0.1 X4 and the .10b fingers/lieback that follows is protected by a #0.5 C4. Make sure you have at least one piece in each of these sizes when you get your feet on the dike and you'll be all set. It's possible to run out of either on the thin flaky climbing off the deck. On the redpoint, I managed to protect those first 20 feet almost entirely with nuts, saving my cams for the harder climbing above.

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
May 17, 2012 - 07:18pm
Lazy Bum and Bummer are next to each other on Sunnyside Bench, but are two separate climbs.
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California, now Ireland
May 17, 2012 - 05:39pm

Thanks for that BHilden. Is Lazy Bun still a 10d?

No beta, but I thought Bummer was called Lazy Bum, at least that is what it was called when I climbed it in 1976. "Desperate finish" indeed. Is it the same climb?

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berkeley ca
Jun 10, 2009 - 06:34pm
use quick draws to TR the other routes on this wall, please do not lower or top rope through the rings as it wears them down and they are hard to replace.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Jun 5, 2003 - 05:26pm
The normal parking area for this climb, The Lower Yosemite Falls parking, is closed permanently. This means that to climb an routes and Five Open Books or Sunnyside Bench you need to park either at the Yosemite Lodge or Camp 4.
Sunnyside Bench - Bummer 5.10c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Bummer the line on the left.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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