Sunshine Wall Rock Climbing
Kat A. scoping out the climbing from the base of S...
Sunshine Wall is a fine wall located to the West of Cynical Pinnacle with some fine, moderate-length routes in the moderate range. In particular, Turkey Foot Crack
, Standard Route
, and Equinox
are likely to delight.
Park at the large parking area and follow the old logging road past a switchback and across the mostly dry streambed, then start looking for a cairn and a faint trail on your right. This will lead straight uphill to the left side of the Sunshine Wall.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
30 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sunshine Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunshine Wall:
Muddy Past 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Wear Cattle 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Moot Point 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Buckshot 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Equinox 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Far Reaches 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Sunshine Wall
Buckshot 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Colorado
: South Platte
: ... : Sunshine Wall
From the top of the trail to Sunshine Wall, head left past two short vertical cracks (the base of Squatter's Rights). Past these, you'll see a newer one-pitch bolted line angling up right with a two-bolt anchor. Walk up into the bushy gully behind another 40 feet to the base of Buckshot. Squish on the left angles up left and into the noticeable off-width, 40 feet up. Buckshot is on the right in something of a dihedral. To its right is a large chimney. Above you can see a dihedral and the obvious han...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
Another shot of Turkey Foot Tower.
Volunteer trail work on the "new" trail ...
Temporary sign for the cut-off to the new trail. ...
Sunshine Wall right before sunset.
Sunshine Wall with late morning shadows....
On top of the Standard Route.
Sunset atop Sunshine Wall, Feb 09. Gets cold quic...
Pat Peddy leading Airborne Froth 5.11a with the bi...
BETA PHOTO: Sunshine Wall!
By Joshua Merriam
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 11, 2007
Ouch! went to do standard route today with Aaron Lucas. At the top of the Third pitch, when we were supposed to go right to some bolted 5.10, we got suckered into a line of 6 bolts up some continuous, hard slab left of the belay. It's not in either book I looked at, or on the site. Anyone know what it is?
By Kevin Stricker
From: Evergreen, CO
Sep 11, 2007
The route is called Sunkist and the 3rd pitch you climbed is 12a. (edit: we finally redpointed this pitch on 2/10/08 and I guess I sandbagged you a bit. The pitch is more realistically 12 b/c.
By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Dec 8, 2008
What is the seam just left of Gonzo's with a fixed pin, just right of some bolted left facing flake route. Looked like a thin nailing route... is this an aid line?
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 9, 2008
Jason, it is "Far Reaches", 5.12.
By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Jan 3, 2009
I wish I read about Joshua's mistake before going up the Standard route yesterday. I thought I was on the hardest 5.10 slab in the Platte. Did a little aid climbing at each bolt but still had to make some free moves between bolts. Took a couple long falls. The bolts really look like they are part of the Standard Route. Nice job Kevin, I hope to free it sometime down the road.