Sunshine Wall Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||39.42096, -105.25683 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006|
Sunshine Wall with late morning shadows....
Sunshine Wall is a fine wall located to the West of Cynical Pinnacle with some fine, moderate-length routes in the moderate range. In particular, Turkey Foot Crack
, Standard Route
, and Equinox
are likely to delight.
Park at the large parking area and follow the old logging road past a switchback and across the mostly dry streambed, then start looking for a cairn and a faint trail on your right. This will lead straight uphill to the left side of the Sunshine Wall.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
30 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sunshine Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunshine Wall:
Muddy Past 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Moot Point 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Buckshot 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Equinox 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Airborne Froth 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Far Reaches 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Sunshine Wall
Arch Nemesis 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CO
: South Platte
: ... : Sunshine Wall
This route has it all. It starts up a flared ear shape OW that feels hauntingly similar to "Horn's Mother" then blasts out diagonal/arching hands that gradually pinch to tips, you surmount a little step and tiptoe up a thin seam. Fantastic....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Sunshine Wall!
Pat Peddy leading Airborne Froth 5.11a with the bi...
Temporary sign for the cut-off to the new trail. ...
Sunset atop Sunshine Wall, Feb 09. Gets cold quic...
Sunshine Wall right before sunset.
On top of the Standard Route.
Volunteer trail work on the "new" trail ...
Kat A. scoping out the climbing from the base of S...
By Joshua Merriam
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 11, 2007
Ouch! went to do standard route today with Aaron Lucas. At the top of the Third pitch, when we were supposed to go right to some bolted 5.10, we got suckered into a line of 6 bolts up some continuous, hard slab left of the belay. It's not in either book I looked at, or on the site. Anyone know what it is?
By Kevin Stricker
From: Evergreen, CO
Sep 11, 2007
The route is called Sunkist and the 3rd pitch you climbed is 12a. (edit: we finally redpointed this pitch on 2/10/08 and I guess I sandbagged you a bit. The pitch is more realistically 12 b/c.
By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Dec 8, 2008
What is the seam just left of Gonzo's with a fixed pin, just right of some bolted left facing flake route. Looked like a thin nailing route... is this an aid line?
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 9, 2008
Jason, it is "Far Reaches", 5.12.
By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Jan 3, 2009
I wish I read about Joshua's mistake before going up the Standard route yesterday. I thought I was on the hardest 5.10 slab in the Platte. Did a little aid climbing at each bolt but still had to make some free moves between bolts. Took a couple long falls. The bolts really look like they are part of the Standard Route. Nice job Kevin, I hope to free it sometime down the road.