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9 - Sunshine Cliff Rock Climbing 

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The name says it all. This is the sunny cliff above the Cookie. Don Reid omitted this cliff from his book but people have been enjoying the climbing here since the early 1970's. Expect solitude while climbing on excellent rock in the winter sun.
Home to a handful of good bolted routes as well as the old classics Corn Corner and Capital Punishment.

Getting There 

Park at a pullout (do not block maintenance road) at the west end of the longest tunnel on Hwy 120. Descend 3rd. class under power lines with fixed ropes in place. When the cliff on the river side of the descent ends, head west and continue along the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Lower Merced River Canyon area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Hobknob 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : 9 - Sunshine Cliff
Bolted face just to the right of Corn Corner. The bolts have been recently replaced and are in good shape. The rock is somewhat flaky and the climb isn't very sustained, but if you like knob climbs it's worth doing.P1 - Scramble up to a little shelf above a pine tree and place some pro in a thin crack. Wander out right to a bolt then back left through a little bulge. Either belay at a bolted anchor or link with the next pitch.P2 - Follow bolts up the face with big knobs and belay at a large ledg...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Osprey Overhang
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May 31, 2010
Head further downhill and west from Corn Corner to reach the seldom climbed Oreo Cliff. Home of Ninja Crack and more...

Check it out sometime.

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