Photo compliments of a fellow co-worker.
If you've honed your slabbing skills enough that routes like the Nose and Peregrine seem tame, maybe it's time to move along to the Sun Wall. The infamous Titties and Beer is described by the guidebook as the "easiest way to the top of the Sun Wall," but it's not for the faint of heart -- and things only get harder from there. The Sun Wall offers an abundance of steep and intimidating climbs ranging up to the 5.12 level.
From the road fork, continue up the gravel road for about two miles, passing the Slickrock Falls trailhead, and park in a small lot with a kiosk; this is the Sun Wall trailhead. Hike up the trail as for the Nose Area, then take a smaller trail off to the right after passing a switchback above a granite slab. Continue winding through the rhodos to finish at the base of Legendary Nuclear Bomb. Most of the Sun Wall routes are further to the right along the cliffside trail.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sun Wall:
Nick Danger 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Ruby Tuesday 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 240'
Pat Ewing 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Irish Jig 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Out To Lunch 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 5 pitches, 80'
The Odyssey 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 5 pitches, 400'
Le Pump 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Labia 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Predator 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Featured Route For Sun Wall
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b NC
: Looking Glass Rock
: Sun Wall
Best route name ever. This is a beautiful piece of stone and one of the coolest routes in North Carolina. This climb requires a nice mix of power, finesse, and a bit of boldness. MUCH harder to lead than toprope, fall above the crux and its pretty much a mandatory 20 footer with slab smacking potential. The top eases off technically but pro is scant and thin. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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From: western NC
Jan 20, 2015
Just a note: I recently changed out the rap hangers above Irish Jig with a set of my own (quicklink-ring combo) to facilitate a better rope pull, as well as to keep the hangers from getting all wonky (like they have been).
The new set that should pull easier.