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Areas in (k) Sunshine Face

Sunshine Face - Left Side 12 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 14
Sunshine Face - Right Side 24 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24

Description

This fantastic expanse of golden granite is stacked with suberb face and crack routes and is an area rich in climbing history.

Some of the better face climbs here include Hesitation (5.10a), Sundance (5.10b), Valhalla (5.11a), Iron Cross (5.11a), Moondance (5.11c), New Generation (5.11c) and Someone You're Not (5.12d).

Some of the better cracks here include Paisano Chimney (5.8), B.C.'s Ouch Chimney (5.9), The Drain Pipe (5.11b) and Tar and Feathers (5.11d).

Getting There

Hike left past the (l) Buttress of Cracks to reach this wall which sits just above and slightly right of the Smooth Sole Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at (k) Sunshine Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sundike
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hesitation
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sundance
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hesitation Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Valhalla
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nirvana
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Iron Cross
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
The Drain Pipe
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Voodoo Child
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Chisholm Trail
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
New Generation
Trad 3 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Moondance
Trad 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Race With The Devil
Trad 3 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ishi
Trad 2 pitches
Sundike Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Hesitation Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Sundance Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Hesitation Direct Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Valhalla Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Nirvana Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Iron Cross Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
The Man Who Fell to Earth Sunshine Face - Left Side 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Drain Pipe Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Voodoo Child Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Chisholm Trail Sunshine Face - Left Side 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
New Generation Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Moondance Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Race With The Devil Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad 3 pitches
Ishi Sunshine Face - Right Side 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
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Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
I have a young friend (a good guy) who has done a lot of sport climbing; he said he'd feel really good if he could lead comfortably at 5.12. I told him that a better ambition would be to lead every route on the Sunshine Face up to 5.11+. It's not about the grade, it's about the rock and the lines we draw upon it. Mar 14, 2013

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