Elevation: 1,604 ft
GPS: 34.18, -85.816 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: saxfiend on Jan 6, 2007 · Updates
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

Description

With its southern exposure, the aptly-named Sun Wall is a great place to climb in the winter (and to be avoided in the hot summer months). This cliffline runs parallel to the road into Sand Rock, and in many places you'll see roadside campsites across the way after topping out. The wall is actually a series of free-standing towers detached from the main wall; in many places, the gap is narrow enough to jump across and hike back down to the trail.

The Sun Wall is best known for great sport routes like Misty, but there's also a number of fine trad lines here as well. It's also a good place to get away from the crowds at the Pinnacle and Holiday Block.

Getting There

From the parking lot, cut left before heading to the Pinnacle/Holiday block areas; follow a trail down the hill and to the left until you reach the base of the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sun Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 141
Knob Wall
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 49
Windows
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 72
Lichen This
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 31
Somethingness
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 49
White Gold
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 53
Popular Science (Golden Flake)
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 59
Sneakers
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Tarzan
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 292
Misty
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 46
Muffins are Burning
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 42
Disneyland
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 37
Midget Digits
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 138
Dreamscape
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 26
Super Grover
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
Rave
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Knob Wall
 141
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Windows
 49
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Lichen This
 72
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Somethingness
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
White Gold
 49
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Popular Science (Golden Flake)
 53
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Sneakers
 59
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tarzan
 62
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Misty
 292
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Muffins are Burning
 46
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Disneyland
 42
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Midget Digits
 37
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dreamscape
 138
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Super Grover
 26
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Rave
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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