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The best rock quality out on the highway (second pitch)? Actually a fun multipitch although on the easy side, Sunshine Ridge is a great afternoon climb. Many different variations on the start with the main goal of getting up to the telephone lines. Belay from the furthermost mountain right one. The bolt line is about 30 feet right of it. Follow that to the top with two bolted belays along the way! An enjoyable afternoon!
A single rack of cams (.5-3) and 12ish draws depending on your starting route. Slings are suggested to reduce drag.
Wesley looks for bolts on Sunshine Ridge
|Comments on Sunshine Ridge
|By Richard Shore|
May 27, 2013
I'd say the climb is closer to 450 feet in length - I stretched the first and last pitches to 45-50M each. Also, this thing is in a bit of disrepair - there are a handful of chopped bolts/stolen hangers, and the bolted belay atop P2 has been chopped (no biggie, gear belay from a solid hand-size crack or go up another 15' and tie off a boulder). The walk-off is to climber's left, and drops you very close to your car. Do not be tempted to descend climber's right - this gully is very loose, steep scree. I'll give it three stars for it's scenic views, length, and overall adventure feel.
|By Willy P|
From: The Hobbit Hole
Aug 31, 2013
Fun solo! Also, the entire climb goes on gear if you stay to the right.