Sunny and Steep Rock Climbing
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A popular and inviting sport crag home to about twenty routes ranging in grade from 5.10 to 5.12 and length from ~ 40' to 100'. As the name implies the crag receives sun from about mid morning till dusk and many of the routes are steep and thuggy. With an ample flat area below the cliff and bombproof glue-in bolts thanks to some of the same people who developed much of Rumney, many find Sunny and Steep an enjoyable destination away from the loop.
There is currently construction on going in Calico Basin, park wherever you can. From Calico Basin there are two routes that lead to the crag: The hilly but shorter route takes a trail through the saddle just west of Kraft Mountain (the double peaked mountain north of Calico Basin). Pass behind the Yin Yang crack and continue on the main trail down (north) to the wash. Once in the wash walk downstream (east) until the crag is visible on your left (~5 minutes once you reach the wash). The Sunny and Steep crag has a large chimney separating two overhung walls, the right wall being higher. The other approach option is to hike northeast through the Kraft boulders (in between Kraft Mountain and Calico Basin) after passing the Monkey Bar Boulder (large overhung boulder on your left) bust up and left into the main wash, walk and occasionally scramble from here up the wash for ~20 minutes and the crag is on your right.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sunny and Steep
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunny and Steep:
Scorpions 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Turtle Wax 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Black Happy 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Blackened 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
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By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
Jan 22, 2011
"Getting there" information...My opinions...
I suggest taking the east approach. Even though it may take a bit longer, the west approach is a little hilly and becomes tiresome if carrying climbing gear, enough water and snacks for a full day of climbing at the crag (especially if its bright and sunny). East approach is mostly flat but with a bit of scrambling. It is also mostly shaded while the west approach gets direct sun until you reach the wash.
Jan 22, 2013
Lost a pair of sunglasses here Sunday 1/21, Alexander Mcqueen orange tortoise shell colored. My girlfriend would LOVE to have them back, please let me know if you found them, I'll offer a reward case of beer or something of the sort! thanks. (907) 440-2572
By josh holcomb
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 3, 2013
Anyone find a pair of 42.5 miura laces the last week of March?