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Sunshine Wall (River Road area)

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Mad Cowboy Disease T,S 
Manic Monday T,S 
Road to Nowhere T,S 
Sandstoner's Highway S 
Shock and Awe S 
Smoking Gun S 
Wide Open Spaces T,S 

Sunshine Wall (River Road area) Rock Climbing 


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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 (sitewide)
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.

Climbing Season

For the Naturita and Paradox Valley area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunshine Wall (River Road area)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunshine Wall (River Road area):
Road to Nowhere   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Sandstoner's Highway   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Wide Open Spaces   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   
Mad Cowboy Disease   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jess coming up pitch 1.

Sandstoner's Highway 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Sunshine Wall (River Road a...
This route is left-center of the Sunshine Wall, right about where the approach trail hits.Find a line of bolts to the left of the crack system in the center of the slab. There is one route just to the left (Road to Nowhere) that has a couple of bolts visible from the ground, but this is the leftmost route where the entire line of bolts can be seen.P1: Climb up nicely featured slab to a belay about 90' up on a small ledge. (5.8)P2: Continue up. A small bulge about 1/2 way up is th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Sunshine Wall (River Road area) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Dolores River Flume.
Dolores River Flume.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wide Open Spaces Slab.  Routes L->R: Road to No...
BETA PHOTO: Wide Open Spaces Slab. Routes L->R: Road to No...

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By S.Mckinna
From: Cañon City, CO
Mar 27, 2011
There are many other areas to climb along Y-11.
By S.Mckinna
From: Cañon City, 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.

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