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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: P. Jarrard, S. Cater, 1991
Season: Gets early shade
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 28, 2006

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Kianna working Sunshine. A good name for her also.


A short moderate sport climb that has always held the masses at Military, being one of few 'soft' warm-ups at the cliff.
The crux of this, the center of the 3 bolted lines in this short section is not so much any individual move, but the pump associated with finishing the route.


From the main approach Trail go left to a short area of the wall, steep and pocketed. There are presently 3 sport routes there. From right to left these are: Into the Light (10c), Sunshine (9+) and Moonbeam (9).


5 clips to a bolt and chain anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Garrett on Sunshine
Garrett on Sunshine
Rock Climbing Photo: A. Rothman leading Sunshine on a great sunny fall ...
A. Rothman leading Sunshine on a great sunny fall ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tara on Sunshine.
Tara on Sunshine.
Rock Climbing Photo: Arlia Schwartz sending Sunshine 5.9+
Arlia Schwartz sending Sunshine 5.9+

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By Bill Fitz
From: Fort Collins CO
Sep 14, 2008

possibly one of the most overrated routes in the red. still a good intro to red river pockets. if you want a good 9 go do pouge ethics.
By cLohse
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 5, 2011

Oh come on. This climb deserves lotsa stars. It's super pumpy for beginners, super consistent at the grade, and there isn't a single thing about it that a person could find objectionable besides the fact that it could be twice as long and, thus, twice as fun. It's a fine piece of rock climbing goodness.
By Dreez
Jun 17, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

pumpy. I normally have no problems with 5.10s and this kicked my butt. Also kicked butt on some young studs that tried it, spit them off. Not sure its only 5.9.
By ViperScale
Jul 19, 2014

I was talking with a guy at miguel's and he said alot of routes like this are getting harder now because they are climbed so much that the sandstone is just wearing away.

I feel the same way about these "5.9s" They were harder than half the 10s i climbed there... i think they were harder than some 11s i climbed as well.
By Kim Ran
Jun 11, 2017

As of 06/10/17, this route has been rebolted and equipped with glue-ins.

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