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Sunshine Wall (River Road area)

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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):
Sandstoner's Highway   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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At the first pitch anchor.  The crux is the roofs ...

Smoking Gun 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Sunshine Wall (River Road a...
This has fun moves up clean rock!Pitch one: 5.10, 100 feet. Climb over 3 bolts to a ledge, then clip 3 more to gain a ledge with a 2 bolt anchor. The crux is protected by the last 2 bolts passing through a couple of small roofs...super fun!Pitch two: 5.9, 100 feet. Climb straight up clean, sustained 5.9 for several bolts before getting a well-deserved break in the route. Continue up some more tricky terrain before reaching the comfy 2 bolt belay ledge. There are maybe eight bolts to an ancho...[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...
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By S.Mckinna
From: Durango, CO
Mar 27, 2011
There are many other areas to climb along Y-11.
By S.Mckinna
From: Durango, 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.