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Sunshine Wall (River Road area)

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Mad Cowboy Disease T,S 
Manic Monday T,S 
Road to Nowhere T,S 
Sandstoner's Highway S 
Shock and Awe S 
Smoking Gun S 
Wide Open Spaces T,S 

Sunshine Wall (River Road area)  


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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 38.3682, -108.8154 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: John Peterson on Mar 26, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Sunshine slabs viewed from the road. Wide Open Sp...

Description 

These are climbs along the Dolores River downstream of Bedrock.

Sunshine Slabs is an obvious, south-facing slab about 300' above the road about 5 miles (10 minutes) from Bedrock. A well-cairned trail leads up to the center of the slab. The approach time is 15 - 20 minutes.

Getting There 

River Road (Y11) goes north from Route 90 just east of Bedrock to 151 just NW of Uravan.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Sunshine Wall (River Road area):
Road to Nowhere   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Sandstoner's Highway   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Wide Open Spaces   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   
Mad Cowboy Disease   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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John and Chad on the last pitch of Road To Nowhere...

Road to Nowhere 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Sunshine Wall (River Road a...
This is the leftmost route at the Sunshine Slabs.P1: Start next to Sandstoner's Highway working up and left through sometimes questionable rock to a belay about 20' right of a pine tree (100'). Some wires nuts / medium small cams can be used in addition to the 4 bolts. (5.8)P2: Climb up and right, past about 11 bolts, to the top. There is an intermediate belay available, but it is not needed. This is mostly 5.8 with a couple of harder spots.Rap 3 times on a 60m rope. You can ta...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Dolores River Flume.
Dolores River Flume.
Wide Open Spaces Slab.  Routes L->R: Road to No...
BETA PHOTO: Wide Open Spaces Slab. Routes L->R: Road to No...

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By S.Mckinna
From: Cañon City, CO
Mar 27, 2011
There are many other areas to climb along Y-11.
By S.Mckinna
From: Cañon City, CO
Dec 25, 2011
Order left to right: Road to Nowhere, Sanstoners, Wide Open Spaces, and Manic Monday.
By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Dec 26, 2011
Thanks, S. McKinna.
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