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Draino T 
Exotic Dancer S 
Fist Sucker S 
Hey Operator S 
Huge Left Faceing Corner T 
Last Call S 
Mayday S 
Poser S 
Road Rash T,S 
Road Soda S 
Road Warrior S 
Sex on the Rocks S 
Sunshine Ridge T 
Thrombosis S 
Unforgiven, The S 
Unknown 1 S 
Unknown 5.10 S 
Unknown 5.8+ "Blue Hanger Route"  T 
Whajacallit T,S 

Sunshine Ridge Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: aklaurag on Jun 7, 2009
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A nice collection of moderate sport routes. As with nearly all Seward Highway climbs, it can be quite windy, and have some cruddy rock, so wear your helmet!

Getting There 

Mile 4.7 on the Seward Highway, look for a pullout parking area on the north side of the highway. Walk down the grassy area to the east (along the highway) to find the climbs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunshine Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunshine Ridge:
Last Call   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 170'   
Sunshine Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   
The Unforgiven   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Exotic Dancer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Unknown 1   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Thrombosis   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Road Soda   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   
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Featured Route For Sunshine Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Hailey on the 2nd pitch of Sunshine Ridge

Sunshine Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  AK : Seward Highway : Sunshine Ridge
The best rock quality out on the highway (second pitch)? Actually a fun multipitch although on the easy side, Sunshine Ridge is a great afternoon climb. The route starts about 50 feet up the scree gully below morning star. Look for bolts that lead left on a short slab. This is likely most often done as an afterwork solo. It is often done in the winter with tools, and is good prep for alpine mixed. There are many possible variations that you can start on from the road including mayday, and the t...[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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By The Shocker
Aug 30, 2015
Someone has been a busy bolter. The far west side of the formation has sprouted 60 bolts or so in around ten routes. Didn't climb them all.... Some are on good redshirt rock, some are three bolt, 15 foot routes that are kind of lame. Easy to tell what's good from the ground. Mostly 5.5 to 5.7 stuff. Some harder moves. Very freshly scrubbed. Pretty nice grid bolted super easy crag. Follow goat trail from parking lot. Bolts are visible from the lot. DRILL IT ALL!!

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