Elevation: 6,979 ft
GPS: 33.77, -116.695 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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 Your 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.

43 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at 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
 80
Sundike
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Hesitation
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 120
Sundance
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Hesitation Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 62
Valhalla
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Nirvana
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Iron Cross
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
New Generation
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Voodoo Child
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Chisholm Trail
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Moondance
Trad 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Caliente
Trad 2 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Ishi
Trad 2 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Someone Your Not
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sundike Sunshine Face - Right…
 80
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Hesitation Sunshine Face - Right…
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Sundance Sunshine Face - Right…
 120
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Hesitation Direct Sunshine Face - Right…
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Valhalla Sunshine Face - Right…
 62
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Nirvana Sunshine Face - Right…
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Iron Cross Sunshine Face - Right…
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
The Man Who Fell to Earth Sunshine Face - Left…
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
New Generation Sunshine Face - Right…
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Voodoo Child Sunshine Face - Right…
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Chisholm Trail Sunshine Face - Left…
 7
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Moondance Sunshine Face - Right…
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Caliente Sunshine Face - Left…
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
Ishi Sunshine Face - Right…
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
Someone Your Not Sunshine Face - Left…
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 2 pitches
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