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Brainiac S 
Dislaberal T 
Learning Curve T,S 
Lesson in Braille S 
Love Hurts T,S 
Melanoma Shuffle S 
Mosquito Coast T,S 
Neopolitan Corner T 
Science Friction S 
Sunset Skydive S 
Tezcatlipoca T,S 
Tumbleweed Inferno  S 
Unknown TR 
Walking on Sunshine S 
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Sunshine Wall Routes Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.8607, -109.7425 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brad Brandewie on May 12, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Sunshine Wall, main area, 10-14-05.

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  • Description 

    This section includes all of the routes on the Sunshine Wall proper. This encompasses a large area but is meant to exclude routes on towers and other formations that are independent of the wall itself.

    Getting There 

    Hike southeast from camp to your chosen route.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 7.7 miles from here

    14 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Sunshine Wall Routes

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunshine Wall Routes:
    Learning Curve   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
    Tezcatlipoca   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
    Melanoma Shuffle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
    Love Hurts   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
    Neopolitan Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Science Friction   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
    Lesson in Braille   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
    Walking on Sunshine   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
    Brainiac   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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    Science Friction 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Sunshine Wall Routes
    A nice route, especially for aspiring slab leaders. (Yes, there are such people...) Technical crux is well protected (between bolts 3-5). The "mental" crux begins mid-route at the odd and tricky right-angling seam (sandy in spots). A couple widely-spaced drilled pitons protect this section. Follow seam to top.Occasional reflect and question yourself, of course. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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    By Kevin Rivard
    From: Canon City, CO
    Aug 9, 2010
    Very little traffic out here. Spent two days in August out here and saw no one. Have to start at sunrise as the rock is shaded till about 10:00am. Science Friction has shade at the anchor till 11:30am.
    By John Binger
    From: Moab, UT
    May 7, 2016
    There is a new route left of Walking On Sunshine (5.10d). The name Tony Calderon is etched in the anchor. Does anyone know Tony? I'm curious what his route is rated (I'm poor with ratings, but would guess 5.10b-5.11), as well as it's name. It's a great little climb! I believe we may have been the second, or third party to ascend? Thanks for any feedback.
    By jakobi
    From: moab, utah
    May 9, 2016
    Hey John, here's Tony's page. I bet he'd be happy to give you the low down.

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