Elevation: 8,344 ft
GPS: 33.76, -116.673 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Joshua Reinig on Sep 17, 2016
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The Sun Dial is often described and likened to as being straight out of Southern Californian's Needles!
 From its lime green and dayglo orange lichen, laser cut splitter cracks and bullet proof golden granite, The Sun Dial pillar is one of the all time Gems of San J's back country.
At the time of this posting all six of the main lines have been climbed from 5.8-5.11 !

Getting There

The Sun Dial can be spotted from several vantage points while tromping around the Others Cirque but in general it is pretty well hidden in plain sight. Even when approaching from almost any direction the magnitude of this formation will not weigh in until you are looking up from its base.

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Is there any better beta on how to approach this? May 23, 2018
Trad Princess
Not That Into Climbing
Trad Princess   Not That Into Climbing
SORRY TRADIBAN WE GREW HERE YOU FLEW HERE GUD LUCK May 24, 2018
I read the best approach is from Devil's Slide? Bah, don't do that, local sandbag! May 25, 2018
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I just went up hill from Humber Park til I ran into the rock. I put the harness on, climbed, then hiked downhill. Did some more climbing. Hiked downhill some more and got to the car. I touched Devil's Slide briefly, maybe 10ft of it. Never understood the hike Devil's Slide to get up to the others beta.

Unless you enjoy hiking of course. Which I do not. May 25, 2018
The hike to the Hallway etc ain't bad at all going direct from Humber. I wouldn't even consider Devil's Slide. May 25, 2018
Approach via Cloud Ripper Tower from Indian Buttress. Skirt up and right around CRT shoot for predominant notch at the top and cut across! Still a shlep but worth it!
Also check out Black Death is right there! May 25, 2018