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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: P. Jarrard, S. Cater, 1991
Season: Gets early shade
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 28, 2006
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Kianna working Sunshine. A good name for her also.


A short moderate sport climb that has always held the masses at Military, being one of few 'soft' warm-ups at the cliff.
The crux of this, the center of the 3 bolted lines in this short section is not so much any individual move, but the pump associated with finishing the route.


From the main approach Trail go left to a short area of the wall, steep and pocketed. There are presently 3 sport routes there. From right to left these are: Into the Light (10c), Sunshine (9+) and Moonbeam (9).


5 clips to a bolt and chain anchor.

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A. Rothman leading Sunshine on a great sunny fall day at Military Wall.
A. Rothman leading Sunshine on a great sunny fall ...
Tara on Sunshine.
Tara on Sunshine.
Arlia Schwartz sending Sunshine 5.9+
Arlia Schwartz sending Sunshine 5.9+
Garrett on Sunshine
Garrett on Sunshine
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By Bill Fitz
From: Fort Collins CO
Sep 14, 2008

possibly one of the most overrated routes in the red. still a good intro to red river pockets. if you want a good 9 go do pouge ethics.

By cLohse
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 5, 2011

Oh come on. This climb deserves lotsa stars. It's super pumpy for beginners, super consistent at the grade, and there isn't a single thing about it that a person could find objectionable besides the fact that it could be twice as long and, thus, twice as fun. It's a fine piece of rock climbing goodness.