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BETA PHOTO: Science Friction (5.9+). Sunshine Wall, Arches Nat...
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.
Stepping high into right-angling seam (hidden from...
BETA PHOTO: Outlined is the bolted route. after you go over th...
Here are the anchors with bullet holes in the wall...
Erica reaching the bolts on the Science Friction M...
BETA PHOTO: Here is the run out section to the anchors.
Terry nearing the last drilled piton of the upper ...
|Comments on Science Friction
|By Ladd Raine|
From: Plymouth, NH
Dec 7, 2007
|By John Ross|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 7, 2007
Under "Protection" add Kevlar vest and helmet!
|By Kevin Rivard|
From: Canon City, CO
Aug 9, 2010
rating: 5.9- PG13
Very well protected. crux around the second and third bolts.