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Upper Sunset Walls

Virginia > Shenandoah & NW… > Shenandoah NP > Old Rag > Sunset Walls

Description

Right above the Middle Sunset Wall

Getting There

The easiest way to approach Upper Sunset is to go through the cave on the (climbers) right side of Mosaic. Once in the cave head left to scramble out of the cave and onto the backside top of Middle Sunset, from here if you are facing the Mega Slab head right, there will be another small cave to go through but this will put you on the Upper Sunset Ledge.

Routes from Left to Right

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 1
The Charmed Life
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Upper Sunset Crack a.k.a. USC
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Cliche`
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 3
The Streak
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Charmed Life
 1
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Upper Sunset Crack a.k.a. USC
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Cliche`
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
The Streak
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport

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Upper Sunset Wall (upper right). Picture taken from Middle Sunset. The "cave" to access Upper Sunset Wall is behind the bush to the left.
[Hide Photo] Upper Sunset Wall (upper right). Picture taken from Middle Sunset. The "cave" to access Upper Sunset Wall is behind the bush to the left.
Upper Sunset Wall (right end)
[Hide Photo] Upper Sunset Wall (right end)
Upper Sunset Wall (right end)
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Upper Sunset Wall (left end)
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Adam Byrd
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] As an alternative to downclimbing the boulder scramble that leads to Upper Sunset, there is a rappel station (steel cable with rap rings) that will put you back down at the start of the scramble. Apr 18, 2016