The Sun Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.262, -105.37 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Bryson Slothower on Jun 21, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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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.
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Sun
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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