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Description 

As the name suggests this area is percet on a cold winter day. In the summer you have to be careful since the temps can easily reach 100+. This wall is one of the most devolped at vantage and is home to heaps of classic lines in a beautiful setting.

Getting There 

This area requires a bit of a hike. From the parking lot follow the trail to the top of the mesa. then continue towards the river along the ridge line. Follow the marked signs and you will find a decent gully.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.4 miles from here

125 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',53],['2 Stars',48],['1 Star',20],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',9],['5.8',11],['5.9',17],['5.10',49],['5.11',32],['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 Sunshine Wall:
The Chossmaster   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 90'   King Pins
Seven Virgins and a Mule   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   King Pins
Party in Your Pants   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Near End of Sunshine Wall (...
Crossing the Threshold   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 75'   King Pins
Clip 'em or Skip 'em   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   King Pins
Vantage Point   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   King Pins
Tangled up in Blue   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   King Pins
Steel Grill   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   King Pins
Pony Keg   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   King Pins
Ride 'em Cowboy   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Near End of Sunshine Wall (...
George and Martha   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   King Pins
Air Guitar   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   King Pins
Sunshine Buttress   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 75'   Coyote Wall
Boschido   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   King Pins
Sinsemilla   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   King Pins
Easy Off   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   Near End of Sunshine Wall (...
Bob's Your Uncle   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   King Pins
Stems and Seeds   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   King Pins
Crossing the Delaware With Your Pants Down   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   King Pins
Red M&Ms   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   King Pins
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Featured Route For Sunshine Wall
evening sun on "easy off".

Easy Off 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : ... : Twin Cracks Area
This is the sport route just right of Party in Your Pants. Begin Easy Off up some very thin-looking moves to get established on the face, and then work your way to the top through a series of interesting moves. Pay attention! Unlike many climbs at Vantage, this one requires some thought regarding body position and balance, and offers good climbing all the way to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Owen Darrow
From: Garmisch,
Mar 5, 2011
That approach gully is a 5.7 down climb with scree on every foothold. I wouldn't even try to bring kids or dogs this way and go around to the left the long way. I'm thinking about putting steel rungs in the descent gully for an easier approach.
By shotgunnelson
Feb 8, 2013
I hope the above post is a joke