Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: P. Jarrard, S. Cater, 1991
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Shared By: Tony B on Nov 27, 2006
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A short moderate sport climb that has always held the masses at Military, being one of few 'soft' warm-ups at the cliff.
The crux of this, the center of the 3 bolted lines in this short section is not so much any individual move, but the pump associated with finishing the route.


From the main approach Trail go left to a short area of the wall, steep and pocketed. There are presently 3 sport routes there. From right to left these are: Into the Light (10c), Sunshine (9+) and Moonbeam (9).


5 clips to a bolt and chain anchor.


Bill Fitz
Fort Collins CO
Bill Fitz   Fort Collins CO
possibly one of the most overrated routes in the red. still a good intro to red river pockets. if you want a good 9 go do pouge ethics. Sep 14, 2008
Boulder, CO
cLohse   Boulder, CO
Oh come on. This climb deserves lotsa stars. It's super pumpy for beginners, super consistent at the grade, and there isn't a single thing about it that a person could find objectionable besides the fact that it could be twice as long and, thus, twice as fun. It's a fine piece of rock climbing goodness. Nov 5, 2011
pumpy. I normally have no problems with 5.10s and this kicked my butt. Also kicked butt on some young studs that tried it, spit them off. Not sure its only 5.9. Jun 17, 2014
I was talking with a guy at miguel's and he said alot of routes like this are getting harder now because they are climbed so much that the sandstone is just wearing away.

I feel the same way about these "5.9s" They were harder than half the 10s i climbed there... i think they were harder than some 11s i climbed as well. Jul 19, 2014
As of 06/10/17, this route has been rebolted and equipped with glue-ins. Jun 11, 2017
Jordan M.  
Typical Red River Gorge pump. Felt spot on for grade though very chalky. First person video: youtu.be/zBY2EWKpOcg Jan 7, 2019