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8 - Sun Wall Area

California > Lake Tahoe > Carson Pass Hig… > Woodfords Canyon > Fortress

Description

This wall is actually part of The Fortress and can be found on the eastern end of the formation between the Winter Prime and Red Pillar walls.

Getting There

The current, most obvious trail ascends roughly in the middle of The Fortress; near the top, a trail should split right and lead you toward the eastern half from which you can gain access to the numerous walls.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 18
Sun Wall Left
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Sun Wall Middle
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Sun Wall Right
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 2
First Crux
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sun Wall Left
 18
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
Sun Wall Middle
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sun Wall Right
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
First Crux
 2
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad

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An excellent base-of-the-crag view of Sun Wall's Middle and Left routes.
[Hide Photo] An excellent base-of-the-crag view of Sun Wall's Middle and Left routes.
Sun Wall Right is the large chimney start (...on the right), Sun Wall Middle is the fine middle line, and Sun Wall Left is the thin finger crack you see (...on the left).  <br>
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SWL has two possible starts, both somewhat wide and awkward.
[Hide Photo] Sun Wall Right is the large chimney start (...on the right), Sun Wall Middle is the fine middle line, and Sun Wall Left is the thin finger crack you see (...on the left). SWL has two possible…