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Sunshine Face - Right Side

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Bukatude T 
Buttress Chimney T 
Drain Pipe, The T 
First Pitch T 
Gates of Delirium T 
Golden Oldies T 
Hesitation T 
Hesitation Direct T 
Iron Cross T 
Ishi T 
Last of the Mohicans T 
Moondance T 
New Generation T 
Nirvana T 
Quiet Desperation T 
Race With The Devil T 
Red Rain T 
Sidewinder T 
Stretch, The T 
Sundance T 
Sundance Arete T 
Sundike T 
Valhalla T 
Voodoo Child T 

Sunshine Face - Right Side Rock Climbing 


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Location: 33.76989, -116.69436 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 20, 2006
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Description 

The Sunshine Face is the premiere wall at Suicide and offers stellar face climbing up to three pitches in length.

There are some nice cracks here but the main appeal is thin face climbing. Those enjoying the art of slab climbing will be rewarded with gems such as Sundance (5.10b), Valhalla (5.11a), Iron Cross (5.11a), New Generation (5.11c), Moondance (5.11c) and Ishi (5.12d).

Getting There 

Hike left past the (l) Buttress of Cracks to reach this wall which sits just above and slightly right of the Smooth Sole Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',14],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunshine Face - Right Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunshine Face - Right Side:
Hesitation   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Sundike   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Sundance   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Hesitation Direct   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Nirvana   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Iron Cross   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 230'   
Valhalla   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Drain Pipe   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Voodoo Child   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Gates of Delirium   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Moondance   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
New Generation   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   
Race With The Devil   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Ishi   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Ivan Couch drilling on the first ascent, pitch 1.

Valhalla 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Sunshine Face - Right Side
This ultra-classic tour of the Sunshine Face is perhaps the best face climb of it's grade at the rock, and long ago an ascent was a rite of passage that gained you entry into the fabled Stonemasters.Scramble up to a ledge with a pine tree directly below Log Ledge, a sloping shelf with a dead log, and locate the start which lies just right of the pine tree.P1) Climb past three bolts (5.11a) to the right side of Log Ledge and a 2 bolt belay. P2) Traverse straight right, clip a bolt a...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 4, 2006
IMHO probably the best piece of granite in all of SoCal. I have particularly fond memories of leading the last pitch of Sundance (Sundike Variation) in the late afternoon glow.
By usetob
From: Visalia, Ca.
May 5, 2008
Where is the Ishi?

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