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Routes in Sunshine Ridge

Draino T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Exotic Dancer S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fist Sucker S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hey Operator S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Huge Left Faceing Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Last Call S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mayday S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Plebeian Paradise S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Poser S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Purple Rain S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Road Rash T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Road Soda S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Road Warrior S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sex on the Rocks S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sunshine Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thrombosis S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unforgiven, The S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Unknown 1 S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown 5.8+ "Blue Hanger Route" T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Whajacallit T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Elevation: 244 ft
GPS: 61.006, -149.686 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: aklaurag on Jun 7, 2009
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer
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Description

A nice collection of moderate sport routes. As with nearly all Seward Highway climbs, it can be quite windy, and have some cruddy rock, so wear your helmet!

Getting There

Mile 4.7 on the Seward Highway, look for a pullout parking area on the north side of the highway. Walk down the grassy area to the east (along the highway) to find the climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunshine Ridge

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 34
Sunshine Ridge
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Last Call
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 3
Unknown 5.8+ "Blue Hanger Route"
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
The Unforgiven
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Road Warrior
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Exotic Dancer
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Unknown 1
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Thrombosis
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Road Soda
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Ridge
 34
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
Last Call
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Unknown 5.8+ "Blue Hanger R…
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
The Unforgiven
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Road Warrior
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Exotic Dancer
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Unknown 1
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Thrombosis
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Road Soda
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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Someone has been a busy bolter. The far west side of the formation has sprouted 60 bolts or so in around ten routes. Didn't climb them all.... Some are on good redshirt rock, some are three bolt, 15 foot routes that are kind of lame. Easy to tell what's good from the ground. Mostly 5.5 to 5.7 stuff. Some harder moves. Very freshly scrubbed. Pretty nice grid bolted super easy crag. Follow goat trail from parking lot. Bolts are visible from the lot. DRILL IT ALL!! Aug 30, 2015
Who has the details on the new routes have popped up on a small formation near Sunshine Ridge. They are on the right (toward Sunshine Ridge) as you go up the decent trail. We climbed one that was an easy slab (maybe 5.5?) and half a dozen or so bolts long (easy one rope rap). All the other routes looked similar length and difficulty. I don't recall how many other routes I saw. Mar 27, 2017
C. Williams
the Climber Cave
C. Williams   the Climber Cave
Its probably in the new edition of the guide book. Mar 29, 2017
L. Von Dommelheimer   Anchorage  
Those routes were established by Kelsey Gray and friends. I'd say the grades are between 5.5 and 5.10 for the shorter ones around the corner. Mar 31, 2017

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