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Routes in The Sun

Better Lock Next Time T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Garden Party AKA Sketch Book T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b C1
Halogen Angels T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R
Solar Flare T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Summer Solstice T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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Description

The Sun is a large half-dome style formation a few hundred yards West of Wigwam Dome. At over 400' it hosts a few multi-pitch trad routes and a few steep bolted lines. The South Face is an awesome vertical to overhanging sweep of granite, most of which is too steep to have been climbed yet but which makes for a dramatic backdrop to the routes. The most popular route on the formation is Better Lock Next Time. It climbs through the South face in three or four good pitches and is a Wigwam classic. Unlike many of it's South Platte neighbors, the Sun's bolted routes have modern gear but will not be found in either Ken Trout's or Peter Hubble's guide books. This formation was untouched by the Hayman Fire.

Getting There

From the parking area at Wigwam Creek trailhead follow the trail West, pass into Lost Creek Wildrness and continue for about 2 miles until Wigwam Dome becomes visible on the right hand side of the trail. Follow a faint path and carnss up the hillside to the base of Wigwam Dome and traverse West to the base of the Sun.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Sun

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R
 5
Halogen Angels
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
Better Lock Next Time
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Halogen Angels
 5
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R Trad 2 pitches
Better Lock Next Time
 36
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
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