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Sun Wall  


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Submitted By: saxfiend on Aug 22, 2009
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',8],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sun Wall:
Two Legged Snake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Titties & Beer (aka "World's Hardest 5.8")   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
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'   
Scotty Pippen   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Aerospace Cadet   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
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'   
The Legendary Nuclear Bomb   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   
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'   
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
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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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Compliments of a co-worker
Compliments of a co-worker
Hyperbola on the left and Odyssey & The Bomb right...
Hyperbola on the left and Odyssey & The Bomb right...
Jeff Lauschey leading Way Rad 1987, belayed by Mon...
Jeff Lauschey leading Way Rad 1987, belayed by Mon...
photo complimente of a fellow co-worker.
photo complimente of a fellow co-worker.
Buddy Price on Way-Rad sometime in mid 80tys 1987?
Buddy Price on Way-Rad sometime in mid 80tys 1987?
Jeff Lauschey getting it done on Way Rad climbing ...
Jeff Lauschey getting it done on Way Rad climbing ...

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