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Elevation: 1,028 ft
GPS: 37.7351, -83.6371
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Shared By: Tom Caldwell on Oct 7, 2010 · Updates
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South Facing wall that sees little traffic. Most of the classic routes have a difficult roof section to pull at the beginning, which then leads to easy, but pumpy climbing. During the warmer months, the trees block most of the sun trying to reach this wall. The rock is solid sandstone with lots of edges and slots.

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Hike towards the Solarium. When you reach the main trail that cuts along the base of the Solarium and the Great Arch, continue following this trail down a small hill and through a grassy meadow. Take the first left and follow this trail a short distance to the base of Sunbeam. The classic routes Sunbeam, Moonshine, and Out of the Dark all begin at the head of the trail. About 25 minutes from the parking lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunbeam Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 131
Backstabber
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 157
Moonshine
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Revenge of the Sith
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 72
Sunbeam
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 74
Out of the Dark
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Radical Evolution
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Predator
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 36
Morning Sun
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Prey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Stems and Seeds
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Backstabber
 131
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Moonshine
 157
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Revenge of the Sith
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sunbeam
 72
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Out of the Dark
 74
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Radical Evolution
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Predator
 17
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Morning Sun
 36
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Prey
 21
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Stems and Seeds
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
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