Use The Force, it beats getting your ass off the c...
And here it is, young evil Jedi, the wall where you prove yourself worthy. Feel it! Breath it in! Let yourself sucumb to the power of The Dark Side! And remember, good guys wear black.
After hopping off the uphill trail you'll find yourself on a flat, fairly wide road. Turn right and start walking up canyon towards the Sunshine Wall Parking lot where you left your vehicle.
About one minute into your walk you'll see a very blonde hunk of rock with three bolts in it. This is the climb known as Erectile Dysfunction and the mostly blonde, Hersey's Kiss shaped rock formation that it is attached to is The Streaker Wall, which is home to some very impressive 5.11's and 5.12's.
If you keep on walking past The Streaker Wall you'll end up at a large section of blonde and black streaked cliff band with imposing 5.12's and 5.13's. If you keep walking to where the cliff band ends you'll end up at a section of wall with a blonde bottom which streaks to the left and moves its way up. This area has a handful of stout 5.11's that might be the best place to start your evil Jedi training before moving down canyon to some of the most difficult climbs in the galaxy.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
30 Total Routes
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It doesn't matter if you have been climbing for one season or one hundred. It doesn't matter if you've sent 5.6 or 5.15...you will give into the Power of the Darkside!You will start in a crack and layback until your arms scream from the force of being ripped from their sockets. You will ascend to a small ledge where you will gain a slight reprieve from the battle fought so far and will be given a chance to form your new strategy for the war to come.A series of small pockets and crimps get you to...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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