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A nice route, especially for aspiring slab leaders. (Yes, there are such people...)
Technical crux is well protected (between bolts 3-5). The "mental" crux begins mid-route at the odd and tricky right-angling seam (sandy in spots). A couple widely-spaced drilled pitons protect this section. Follow seam to top.
Occasional rests....to reflect and question yourself, of course.
Quarter mile right of the the Naked Lady Boulder (cowboy art). The tallest section of Sunshine Wall. Route (bolted) begins low center of face, right of large boulder, and stays left of obvious crescent/sickle feature mid-wall.
12-13 draws. Bolts, drilled pitons.
BETA PHOTO: Here is the run out section to the anchors.
BETA PHOTO: Outlined is the bolted route. after you go over th...
BETA PHOTO: Science Friction (5.9+). Sunshine Wall, Arches Nat...
Here are the anchors with bullet holes in the wall...
Terry nearing the last drilled piton of the upper ...
Erica reaching the bolts on the Science Friction M...
Dec 7, 2007
By John Ross
From: Wasatch Front, UT
Dec 7, 2007
Under "Protection" add Kevlar vest and helmet!
By Kevin Rivard
From: Canon City, CO
Aug 9, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Very well protected. crux around the second and third bolts.