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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.
17 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunny and Steep:
Sport Chimney 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Claimjumpers Special 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Scorpions 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Cirque de Soleil 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
Turtle Wax 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Mr Choad's Wild Ride 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
Sunny and Steep 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Black Happy 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Peak Performance 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Steep Thrills 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Gimme Back My Bullets 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Blackened 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Tour de Pump 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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