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This section includes all of the routes on the Sunshine Wall proper. This encompasses a large area but is meant to exclude routes on towers and other formations that are independent of the wall itself.

Getting There 

Hike southeast from camp to your chosen route.

12 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunshine Wall Routes:
Tezcatlipoca   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Learning Curve   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Melanoma Shuffle   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Love Hurts   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Science Friction   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
Lesson in Braille   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Walking on Sunshine   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Science Friction (5.9+). Sunshine Wall, Arches National Park, UT.

Science Friction 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13  UT : Moab Area : ... : Sunshine Wall Routes
A nice route, especially for aspiring slab leaders. (Yes, there are such people...) Technical crux is well protected (between bolts 3-5). The "mental" crux begins mid-route at the odd and tricky right-angling seam (sandy in spots). A couple widely-spaced drilled pitons protect this section. Follow seam to top.Occasional rests....to reflect and question yourself, of course. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Kevin Rivard
From: Canon City, CO
Aug 9, 2010

Very little traffic out here. Spent two days in August out here and saw no one. Have to start at sunrise as the rock is shaded till about 10:00am. Science Friction has shade at the anchor till 11:30am.