Sunshine Ridge Rock Climbing
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!
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.
Weather station 3.0 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sunshine Ridge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunshine Ridge:
Last Call 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 2 pitches, 170'
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 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 75'
Featured Route For Sunshine Ridge
Sunshine Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 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
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!!