Sunbeam Buttress Rock Climbing
Routes in Sunbeam Buttress
|Backstabber S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Moonshine S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Morning Sun S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Out of the Dark S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Predator S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Prey S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Radical Evolution S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Revenge of the Sith T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Stems and Seeds TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Sunbeam S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Universal Gravitation S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Where's My Chisel S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
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DescriptionSouth 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.
Getting ThereHike 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Sunbeam Buttress
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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