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Sunshine Wall

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26th Letter, The T 
Airborne Froth T,S 
Arch Nemesis T 
Astro Turkey T 
Buckshot T 
Coppertone T,S 
Deception Past T 
Don't mess with my Thing S 
Equinox T 
Everything Just Feels Like Rain S 
Fallen Angels T 
Far Reaches T 
Forrest Route T 
Four Friends T 
Fred the Crack T 
Gonzo's Lament T 
Interceptor T 
Meat Cleaver, The T 
Moot Point T 
Muddy Past T 
Promised Road T,S 
Riders on the Storm T 
Rip Van Winkle T 
Squatter's Rights T 
Standard Route T 
Turkey Foot Crack T 
Unknown 10d T 
Wear Cattle T 
What Price Glory T 

Sunshine Wall  


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Elevation: 7,943'
Location: 39.42096, -105.25683 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',10],['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 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
Muddy Past   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Gonzo's Lament   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 330'   
Wear Cattle   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Rip Van Winkle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Fallen Angels   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
Deception Past   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Buckshot   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
The Meat Cleaver   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Equinox   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Standard Route   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
Astro Turkey   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Airborne Froth   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Arch Nemesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Far Reaches   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Sunshine Wall
In the first 5.10 section, it gets a little spicy ...

Astro Turkey 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : South Platte : ... : Sunshine Wall
This is located on Sunshine Wall to the right of Turkey Foot Crack. It is best to establish a belay on the sloping ledge by the tree (hand-sized pieces in the crack).Steep 5.10 crack and face climbing take you to a stance below the crux. Luckily, it has three fixed pins because it is helpful having both hands available to stay on the rock through the technical crux section.Tie off the small tree because the next bit of gear above the pins is small and not particularly confidence b...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Pat Peddy leading Airborne Froth 5.11a with the bi...
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 quic...
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.  ...
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.