Elevation: 4,928 ft
GPS: 38.861, -109.742 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on May 16, 2003 · Updates
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

The Sunshine Wall is a long formation of Curtis formation that runs north to south for probably a mile or more. To the north (left) side of the formation, the walls are slabby with routes having mixed bolts and natural pro. The southern part of the formation has small twisted towers and steeper rock.

Getting There

Sunshine Wall can either be reached by driving roads east from US 191 or by going through Arches NP on a gravel road. Probably the fastest way is from 191. Look for a good non-paved road heading east between mile markers 152 and 153. Drive about a mile, and then take a right immediately after crossing a small bridge. In another ~2 miles, take a right at a T-junction. From here start looking for Sunshine Wall. It will be obvious on the left, and a mild 4WD road cuts off left to the base.

To get to the Sunshine Wall through the park, take a left on Salt Valley trail and follow it to the edge of the park, which is obvious with a fence and a cattle guard. Keep going a couple of miles and watch for Sunshine Wall on the right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunshine Wall

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Learning Curve
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Tezcatlipoca
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1+
 3
Hawaii Superferry
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Melanoma Shuffle
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 38
Love Hurts
Trad, Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 30
Science Friction
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Neopolitan Corner
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Lesson in Braille
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Walking on Sunshine
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Golden Child
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Sunset Skydive
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Brainiac
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Learning Curve Sunshine Wall Routes
 45
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Tezcatlipoca Sunshine Wall Routes
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Hawaii Superferry Little Miss Sunshine
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1+ Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Melanoma Shuffle Sunshine Wall Routes
 28
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Love Hurts Sunshine Wall Routes
 38
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Science Friction Sunshine Wall Routes
 30
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Sport
Neopolitan Corner Sunshine Wall Routes
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Lesson in Braille Sunshine Wall Routes
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Walking on Sunshine Sunshine Wall Routes
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Golden Child Golden Child Area
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Sunset Skydive Sunshine Wall Routes
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Brainiac Sunshine Wall Routes
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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