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Four Friends 
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Squatter's Rights 
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Turkey Foot Crack 
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What Price Glory 

Sunshine Wall 


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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


29 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',6],['5.10',10],['5.11',7],['5.12',4],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunshine Wall:
Turkey Foot Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad   
Gonzo's Lament   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 330'   
Muddy Past   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Wear Cattle   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Rip Van Winkle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Fallen Angels   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
Deception Past   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Buckshot   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
The Meat Cleaver   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Equinox   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Standard Route   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c R     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
Astro Turkey   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Airborne Froth   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Arch Nemesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Far Reaches   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Sunshine Wall
Buckshot on the right. The handcrack of the last pitch visible up above.

Buckshot 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  CO : South Platte : ... : Sunshine Wall
From the top of the trail to Sunshine Wall, head left past two short vertical cracks (the base of Squatter's Rights). Past these, you'll see a newer one-pitch bolted line angling up right with a two-bolt anchor. Walk up into the bushy gully behind another 40 feet to the base of Buckshot. Squish on the left angles up left and into the noticeable off-width, 40 feet up. Buckshot is on the right in something of a dihedral. To its right is a large chimney. Above you can see a dihedral and the obvious han...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Sunshine Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Pat Peddy leading Airborne Froth 5.11a with the birds checking out the action.
Pat Peddy leading Airborne Froth 5.11a with the bi...
Sunshine Wall right before sunset.
Sunshine Wall right before sunset.
Sunset atop Sunshine Wall, Feb 09.  Gets cold quick this time of year (duh!).  Glad I got a puffy waiting for me on the deck.
Sunset atop Sunshine Wall, Feb 09. Gets cold quic...
Sunshine Wall!
BETA PHOTO: Sunshine Wall!
On top of the Standard Route.
On top of the Standard Route.
Sunshine Wall with late morning shadows....
Sunshine Wall with late morning shadows....
Turkey Foot Tower.
Turkey Foot Tower.
Temporary sign for the cut-off to the new trail.  Should be hard to miss!
Temporary sign for the cut-off to the new trail. ...
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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.