Sunshine Face - Right Side Rock Climbing
Sunshine Face. Photo Todd Gordon Collection
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
(5.11a), Iron Cross
(5.11a), New Generation
(5.11c) and Ishi
Hike left past the (l) Buttress of Cracks
to reach this wall which sits just above and slightly right of the Smooth Sole Wall.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sunshine Face - Right Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunshine Face - Right Side:
Sundike 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Hesitation 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Sundance 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Valhalla 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Iron Cross 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 230'
Nirvana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Moondance 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Ishi 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Featured Route For Sunshine Face - Right Side
New Generation 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
: ... : Sunshine Face - Right Side
I can only comment on the first two pitches, which I climbed on top rope. I'll add info on the rest when I climb finish climbing it.Pitch 1. Follow three bolts up the rounded arete/roof to the right of First Pitch. The crux coming right by the bolt on VERY slick feet. Traverse left at the second bolt and then up past one more to No Go Ledge. Because of the slickness of the crux, I'd rate this pitch 5.11b. Bolted anchorPitch 2. Historical crux pitch, but not much, if any harder than the first p...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Sunshine Face
By Chris Owen
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.
From: Visalia, Ca.
May 5, 2008
Where is the Ishi?