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Description

Sunshine Wall is a fine wall located to the West of Cynical Pinnacle with some fine, moderate-length routes in the moderate range. In particular, Turkey Foot Crack, Standard Route, and Equinox are likely to delight.

Getting There

Park at the large parking area and follow the old logging road past a switchback and across the mostly dry streambed, then start looking for a cairn and a faint trail on your right. This will lead straight uphill to the left side of the Sunshine 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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Muddy Past
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
Gonzo's Lament
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 72
Turkey Foot Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Rip Van Winkle
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Wear Cattle
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Buckshot
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Fallen Angels
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
Deception Past
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
The Meat Cleaver
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
 46
Standard Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Astro Turkey
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 14
Equinox
Trad 4 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Don't mess with my Thing
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Arch Nemesis
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 12
Far Reaches
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Muddy Past
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Gonzo's Lament
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Turkey Foot Crack
 72
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Rip Van Winkle
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Wear Cattle
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Buckshot
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Fallen Angels
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Deception Past
 36
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Meat Cleaver
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Standard Route
 46
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 5 pitches
Astro Turkey
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Equinox
 14
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 4 pitches
Don't mess with my Thing
 12
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Arch Nemesis
 8
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Far Reaches
 12
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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Joshua Merriam
Boulder, CO
Joshua Merriam   Boulder, CO
Ouch! went to do standard route today with Aaron Lucas. At the top of the Third pitch, when we were supposed to go right to some bolted 5.10, we got suckered into a line of 6 bolts up some continuous, hard slab left of the belay. It's not in either book I looked at, or on the site. Anyone know what it is? Sep 11, 2007
Kevin Stricker
Evergreen, CO
Kevin Stricker   Evergreen, CO
The route is called Sunkist and the 3rd pitch you climbed is 12a. (edit: we finally redpointed this pitch on 2/10/08 and I guess I sandbagged you a bit. The pitch is more realistically 12 b/c. Sep 11, 2007
Jason Kaplan
Glenwood ,Co
Jason Kaplan   Glenwood ,Co
What is the seam just left of Gonzo's with a fixed pin, just right of some bolted left facing flake route. Looked like a thin nailing route... is this an aid line? Dec 8, 2008
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Jason, it is "Far Reaches", 5.12. Dec 9, 2008
Christopher Jones
Denver, Colorado
Christopher Jones   Denver, Colorado
I wish I read about Joshua's mistake before going up the Standard route yesterday. I thought I was on the hardest 5.10 slab in the Platte. Did a little aid climbing at each bolt but still had to make some free moves between bolts. Took a couple long falls. The bolts really look like they are part of the Standard Route. Nice job Kevin, I hope to free it sometime down the road. Jan 3, 2009