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Sunshine Wall - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Sport)
Bolts (a lot so bring a lot of quickdraws)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c A0
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 2.67/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 3.67/5


This is the first bolted route you will see from the hike in trail, before you get to Hole In the Wall. Or if you're rapping in, it is obviously the second, past the first large set of chains around tree that lead to Hole In the Wall. Follow bolt line, first couple bolts easy face climbing to shelf/ (anchor?). Then follow harder 5.9 climbing along bolt line to second anchor, or run it out to the top. Over abundance of bolts (every 5-6 feet), either bring over a dozen draws, or skip bolts. Originally created as a bolt ladder for Aid practice / big wall training.

Descent Options:

Rappel, or hike down main trail to rest of sport climbing sections.

Submitted by: bobbo529 on 2009-08-07
Last Modified: 2012-06-14
Views: 678
Route ID: 101217

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: pmcheng on 2012-12-10 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Climb this IF...

IF you dislike your belayer and want to throw dictionary size chunks of rock at their head.... IF you need the extra thrill of wondering whether every hold will crumble or pop off before you can clip the next bolt.... IF you hate using your feet anyways... IF you are just too lazy to walk 20 feet over and climb Hole in the Wall... then you should climb Sunshine route! Otherwise pass on this one. By the time it gets cleaned up to solid holds it will be a 5.13.
Seriously though, pitch 1 is somewhat fun and fine (though still crumbly), probably more like a 5.10a at this point. Pitch two is very scary and I fell and hung a lot, ended up traversing over and bypassing some bolts over a bulge with no features.

Added: 2012-12-10

  Difficulty A0
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: playboater on 2005-04-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Go big, or go home!

Put route up from ground on lead. What a chore. All bolts by hand drill. Initially set up as training site for solo aid climbing. Sunshine has evolved since then to be a fun sport lead. Try the route as A0 and do it under 10 min. Thats my best!

Added: 2012-06-13

  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: NorCaNomad on 2011-01-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Popped crucial jug = had to bail

First pitch is an easy mix of crack and face climbing at the 5.9 level. Second pitch hardly has any feet, and we popped a seemly pretty crucial jug at about the 4th clip that made it a lot harder (5.10 c/d) we didn't want to really push it since a fall would have = nice scrape down the face.

Still a sick climb, just a tad above my leading level. Kick as view at belay bolts of Burney and into Lassen.

Added: 2011-01-16