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The Sun Dial Rock Climbing 

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The West Face of The Sun Dial!!!


The Sun Dial is often described and likened to as being straight out of Southern Californians Needles! From its lime green and dayglo orange lichen, laser cut splitter cracks and bullet proof golden granite, The Sun Dial pillar is one of the all time Gems of San J's back country.
At the time of this posting all six of the main lines have been climbed from 5.8-5.11 !

Getting There 

The Sun Dial can be spotted from several vantage points while tromping around the Others Cirque but in general it is pretty well hidden in plain sight. Even when approaching from almost any direction the magnitude of this formation will not weigh in until you are looking up from its base.

Climbing Season

For the Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Investigating the super intimidating upper section...

Children of the Sun 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : The Sun Dial
The Children of the Sun is the third and final back country mega splitter in this area, completing the Super Splitter Trilogy.The Darwin, The Green Flash and The Children of the Sun are hands down the three best Hardman test pieces in the area if not all of So. Cal. This enduro single pitch can be broken down into four very distinct and unique sections you must approach individually as if they were each a route in themselves....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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