Type: Ice, 500 ft (152 m), 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Joshua Miller on Mar 5, 2018
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Sunshine Falls is one of the easier climbs in Juneau, and a good one for someone new to ice climbing who wants to test the waters of multi pitch water ice.
Most climb Sunshine in three pitches. The first pitch is the longest and ends on a bit of a ledge if you have a 70 meter rope. Pitch two and three are easy WI 2. There is no obvious place to stop and belay, it's just a long slab with a series of small bulges, so just stop whenever you feel like.

You can descend with v-threads, or some rap off of alders, but I recommend unroping and climbing up the easy water ice and snow for another 1000 feet until you intersect with the Mt. Juneau trail and walk off from there.

This climb has its name for a reason. It receives a lot of sun, and is a terrain trap. Use good judgement when climbing considering the conditions in regards to temps and recent snowfall.


Sunshine Falls can easily be seen and accessed from perseverance trail. Walk a quarter mile up the trail until you can see the fall and walk up the frozen creek or through the heinous alders to the base.


A handful of screws will suffice.