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Feb 10, 2013
Hello Red Rock locals,
I've been down a couple times in October and had fun in and out of the sun but now I'm coming down the first week of March. I live in Alaska so I'm specifically looking for sunny times as it is such a rare thing to be treated to here. I know about the Brownstone Wall, Brass Wall, also hoping Jubilant Song is sunny etc. But are there others? I'm not just talking about 'AM sun' or 'couple hours around 11am sun' and things like that...I'm wanting ALL DAY SUN if possible. Looking for multi pitch 5.8-5.10. Thanks for any info. Hope temps continue to climb...
Joined May 22, 2010
491 points
Feb 10, 2013
This is my index page (sorted north to south, grade and # of pitches listed) of climbs I have personally climbed at Red Rock. Below are in the grade range you are looking for that are my favorites with full sun... Good luck with your climbing.

Orange Clonus, 5.10d
Brass Balls, 5.10d
Spectrum, 5.11a
Ten Minute Shift, 5.11b
Mayday Malefactor, 5.10c
Sweet Thin, 5.9
Requiem for a Tad Pole, 5.9
Friedas Flake, 5.9
Beulah's Book, 5.9
Sundog, 5.10a
Sunflower, 5.9
Arch Enemy, 5.9
Solar Flare, 5.10c
Mountain Beast, 5.11a
Eagle Dance, 5.10c
Coltrane, 5.9
Hot Fudge Thursday, 5.9
Western Swing, 5.10b
Dow Williams
From St. George, Utah; Canmore, AB
Joined Mar 13, 2006
241 points
Feb 10, 2013
For full sun all day, Oak Creek, Pine Creek, and Windy Canyon will be your best bet for multi-pitch climbing. The Brownstone wall gets morning to mid-afternoon sun. Jubilant Song will be all day sun, although depending on your speed and start time, you could catch shade in the middle pitches as they are in a corner that gets morning/mid-day sun.

That said, if temps continue to climb, they may be in the 70s by the time you get here, which could mean uncomfortable climbing in the sun in the afternoon on a day with little/no wind. I've been baked off a climb on the Eagle wall when the temps were in that range.

You may consider east facing routes (like stuff on the Brownstone Wall, Mescalito)- for morning sun, afternoon shade. Again, all depends on temperatures, which in March are totally hit and miss (along with rain).

Dow has a good list to start you off- feel free to give me a shout if you want more beta.

Enjoy your trip!
John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 1, 2004
2,461 points
Feb 10, 2013
eagle wall gets sun the ENTIRE day! makes for a nice hike in as well.. have funn michael rowell
Joined Apr 26, 2011
20 points
Feb 10, 2013
Appreciate the help guys. I may still be a newcomer when it comes to RR, two prior trips is all, but I love it there. I hope to be baked off some climbs. Dry and warm are the motivating factors and I've never been disappointed by Vegas yet! sarcasm
Joined May 22, 2010
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