All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > Village of Oak… > Oak Creek Spire… > Winter Sun Wall
Avg: 3.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||J.Burcham, Z.Harrison, J.Hereford, J.Snyder 12/19/15|
|Page Views:||594 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||J. Snyder on Dec 23, 2015|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Description'Winter Sun' aka Golden Lexus is a 3/5 route that is luckily not equal parts sand and splitter. Ultimately meaning that 3 out of the 5 pitches are quality fun and the other two might fill your bank account with sand.
As the name implies the route sees lots of Sun which makes it a great outing on the coldest days of the year.
P1. The approach pitch; Two options in the gully that will take you to the giant ledge. Left system climbs a low angle thrutch ramp into fun but sandy terrain. Some will smile others will not. JBs var. goes right and requires and #6 and possibly pruning shears but gets a bit more sun for cold mornings. Belay off Juniper. 5.8+ 70'
P2. Interesting ramp to outcove. Bust into wide above. 5.11-- 115' Mixed
P3. Mini-Pillar. One of the finest and shortest. 5.11. 22.5'
P4. Golden Lexus Pitch. Money fingers and thin-paws to roof. 5.11 100'
P5. Summit Pitch. Low angle Sedona fun. Recommended for the view alone. Rental Rap from summit. 5.6 Loose. 60'
LocationLarge dihedral system marking the Winter Sun Wall. Look for large ledge below route. Approach pitches begin in hidden gully just East of the Wall.
Rap from Summit to top of P4. 60'
Top of P4 to ledge. 110'
Ledge to Ledge. 110'
Rap slings on Juniper to ground. 70'