Elevation: 1,085 ft
GPS: 47.023, -119.975 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luke Stefurak on Feb 2, 2006 with improvements by Ron Ruball
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

Description

As the name suggests this area is good for a cold winter's day. In the summer you have to be careful since the temps can easily reach 100+. This wall is one of the most developed at Vantage and is home to heaps of classic lines in a beautiful setting.

Getting There

The approach from the campground to the first gully is 15 minutes and straightforward if you know where you're going. The 2019 guidebook's description of this is of limited utility for those completely new to the area. This description should make things painfully clear.

From the campground, head west towards Agathla Tower. There is a path (not a road) that passes closely to left/south side of Agathla tower. Continue on that path, you should be headed west. You'll see that path continues up the Mesa, traversing to the right as it ascends. Follow this. Once at the top of the mesa, look left/SW and you'll see a path that heads in the general direction of the sunshine wall. (If you don't take this quick left at the top of the Mesa then you'll head NW towards Middle East wall)

As you follow the path, within a minute you'll see a rusted sign low on the ground that points left for Sunshine, right for Gully's. Go left to Sunshine. You'll follow this path, now heading basically straight south for only a few minutes to what looks like a random cliff. You'll be standing at the tops of columns wondering why the path would lead you to this point. Look down and to the right and you'll see a narrow slot between columns that is exactly one climbers body width wide. This leads to the base of the columns and to a new path. Once you are down, turn around and remember what this gully looks like from the bottom as this will likely be your route back to the campground.

Now at the base of the gully, go right/west towards Sunshine Wall, or go left/East towards Kotic Memorial Wall. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunshine Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 136
Seven Virgins and a Mule
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 213
Party in Your Pants
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 151
Crossing the Threshold
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 209
Ride 'em Cowboy
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 114
Tangled up in Blue
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 168
George and Martha
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 245
Air Guitar
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 119
Sunshine Buttress
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 122
Boschido
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 122
Sinsemilla
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 106
Easy Off
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 90
Narlux
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 86
Stems and Seeds
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 66
Bob's Your Uncle
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 87
Red M&Ms
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Seven Virgins and a Mule King Pins
 136
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Party in Your Pants Near End of Sunshine…
 213
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crossing the Threshold King Pins
 151
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Ride 'em Cowboy Near End of Sunshine…
 209
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tangled up in Blue King Pins
 114
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
George and Martha King Pins
 168
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Air Guitar King Pins
 245
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sunshine Buttress King Pins
 119
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Boschido King Pins
 122
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sinsemilla King Pins
 122
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Easy Off Near End of Sunshine…
 106
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Narlux King Pins
 90
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Stems and Seeds King Pins
 86
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Bob's Your Uncle King Pins
 66
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Red M&Ms King Pins
 87
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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