Sunshine Face - Right Side Rock Climbing
Sunshine Face. Photo Todd Gordon Collection
The Sunshine Face is the premiere wall at Suicide and offers stellar face climbing up to three pitches in length.
There are some nice cracks here but the main appeal is thin face climbing. Those enjoying the art of slab climbing will be rewarded with gems such as Sundance
(5.11a), Iron Cross
(5.11a), New Generation
(5.11c) and Ishi
Hike left past the (l) Buttress of Cracks
to reach this wall which sits just above and slightly right of the Smooth Sole Wall.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
24 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sunshine Face - Right Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunshine Face - Right Side:
Sundike 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Hesitation 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Sundance 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Valhalla 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Iron Cross 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 230'
Nirvana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Moondance 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Ishi 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Featured Route For Sunshine Face - Right Side
Moondance 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a California
: Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
: ... : Sunshine Face - Right Side
Sustained climbing on beautiful, impeccable gold rock. Brilliant route - one of the best on the face, without a doubt. Pitch 1: Start on Sundance's easy 5.7 crack. About 30' up set up a belay, either on the top of the flake or at the base of the Sundance lieback. If the belay remains on the ground it won't be possible to reach the anchors at the end of the pitch. Climb up and left onto the steep bulge and pass two bolts (11c). Continuous climbing leads past six more bolts and finishes...[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: Sunshine Face
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 4, 2006
IMHO probably the best piece of granite in all of SoCal. I have particularly fond memories of leading the last pitch of Sundance (Sundike Variation) in the late afternoon glow.
From: Visalia, Ca.
May 5, 2008
Where is the Ishi?