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Routes in Sunshine Face - Right Side
|Arrowhead T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Bukatude T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Buttress Chimney T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Drain Pipe, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|First Pitch T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Gates of Delirium T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Golden Oldies T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Hesitation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Hesitation Direct T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Iron Cross T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Ishi T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Last of the Mohicans T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Moondance T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|New Generation T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Nirvana T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Quiet Desperation T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Race With The Devil T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R|
|Red Rain T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Sidewinder T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Stretch, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sundance T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Sundance Arete T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R|
|Sundike T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Valhalla T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Voodoo Child T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||FA: Tony Zeek (A3) , FFA: Darrell Hensel, 1985|
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|Shared By:||Darrell Hensel on Jul 9, 2008|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionSuperb, both for the rock quality and the climbing. Continuous dimes with one seriously hard cranking crux and multiple other sections of 5.11+ to 5.10. While Ishi does have one of the areas hardest cruxes, the real challenge is to do the entire route from the ground without any taints due to it's continuous nature.
Ishi was the last Native American Indian known to be living in the wild around the turn of the century. The route was not renamed when it was done free since the existing name seemed so fitting; Ishi was the last aid route to be freed both on the Sunshine Face and at Suicide.
Pitch 1: Climb past 3 bolts (11d) to the crux 4th bolt (12d) that gains the small left facing corner. The corner can be quite difficult to protect if there isn't fixed gear at it's start. Climb the corner (11b), then move up and right on ledges to start the upper bolt ladder. More edging leads past three bolts (11c). From the third bolt move left (skip the 4th bolt which is a deadend) and climb a small flake/offset (10d). From the top of the flake move back right to rejoin the bolt ladder at it's 6th bolt. From there, finish with the last two bolts of the ladder (11d). The final two bolts are the shared crux of Quiet Desperation.
Note that there are now double bolts at the end of the corner, prior to the upper ladder that were/are not used for the free climbing.
Pitch 2: Do the right facing lieback flake that is also the last pitch of Quiet Desperation. Outstanding classic pitch.