Sunshine Face - Right Side Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Sunshine Face
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 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:
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'
Valhalla 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
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'
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
Quiet Desperation 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
: ... : Sunshine Face - Right Side
Good mixed climbing. A very thin face crux combined with a unique feature on the second pitch, as well as a pitch of superb liebacking.Pitch 1: Do the first pitch of the Iron Cross (11a).Pitch 2: Clip the first bolt of the Iron Cross and then move left to follow the razor thin flake up and left. This flake is wild, a small rock dropped behind it will come out at the bottom of it, down by Red Rain. Although easy, the super thin nature of the flake makes it quite exciting. At the end of th...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Sunshine Face. Photo Todd Gordon Collection
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?