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A great south-facing wall that hosts a few 1-3 pitch climbs including the classic Sunblessed (5.10b). The approach is fairly long and strenuous and this keeps traffic down a bit.
Follow the Backside Trail from the Chief campground until a sign directs you right for the Sqaw trail. Follow the Squaw trail until you reach the White Cliff. At this point you must head up the gully.
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Sunshine Breakfast 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Sunblessed 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
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Sunblessed 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 North America : Canada : ... : The Solarium
Sunblessed is a very high quality three pitch climb, popular for its memorable second pitch hand crack. Begin at a bolted dike in the center of the wall.P1: Punch it up the dike at run out 5.9 to the first of a series of bolts. Continue up and then traverse right along the dike at 5.10 to a ramp and the base of a beautiful splitter. P2: Ascend the steep thin-hands crack for 120 feet to a low-angle ramp and belay. 5.10b.P3: Head up and around to the right on easy terrain, then continue up the...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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