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Sunshine Wall (River Road area)

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Sunshine Wall (River Road area) 


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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 38.3682, -108.8154 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: John Peterson on Mar 26, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Sunshine slabs viewed from the road. Wide Open Sp...

Description 

These are climbs along the Dolores River downstream of Bedrock.

Sunshine Slabs is an obvious, south-facing slab about 300' above the road about 5 miles (10 minutes) from Bedrock. A well-cairned trail leads up to the center of the slab. The approach time is 15 - 20 minutes.


Getting There 

River Road (Y11) goes north from Route 90 just east of Bedrock to 151 just NW of Uravan.


7 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunshine Wall (River Road area):
Sandstoner's Highway   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Almost to the bolts finishing out the first pitch.

Mad Cowboy Disease 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Sunshine Wall (River Road a...
Pitch one: 5.8, 100 feet. Start up a crack system that slightly moves left joining two bolts before reaching a two bolt anchor left of a tree on a large ledge. The crack is mostly thin with a short lived crux.Pitch two: 5.10, 100 feet. Climb up corner feature through a small roof that marks the crux area. Continue up sustained rock for a couple more bolts before reaching easier terrain, over more bolts, to the anchor. Around ten bolts lead to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Sunshine Wall (River Road area) Slideshow Add Photo
Dolores River Flume.
Dolores River Flume.
Wide Open Spaces Slab. <br /> <br />Routes L->R: <br />Road to Nowhere. <br />Sandstoner's Hwy. <br />Wide Open Spaces w/variation. <br />Shock and Awe, in blue. <br />Mad Cowboy Disease. <br />Smoking Gun.
BETA PHOTO: Wide Open Spaces Slab.

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By S.Mckinna
From: Durango, CO
Mar 27, 2011

There are many other areas to climb along Y-11.

By S.Mckinna
From: Durango, CO
Dec 25, 2011

Order left to right: Road to Nowhere, Sanstoners, Wide Open Spaces, and Manic Monday.

By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Dec 26, 2011

Thanks, S. McKinna.