Sunny Side (Right End) Rock Climbing
Overview of the Sunny Side (Right End) with routes...
The Sunny Side is one long cliffband, but by convention, it is described as two separate crags. The right half of the cliff is known as the "Sunny Side", and the left side is known as "The Dig".
The right end of the Sunny Side offers the best rock and climbing at the Tunnel, with a number of high quality 5.12s, and several 5.13a's. Most routes are slightly overhanging and crimpy at the start, vertical with big jugs in the middle, and slabby with unnerving slopers at the end.
This crag faces slightly west, and depending on the season, gets anywhere from 1 hour to half a day of shade (less shade closer to winter solstice).
From Right to Left, routes are:
1. Burn Baby Burn, 5.11b
2. Dehydration, 5.10d
3. Biggus Diccus, 5.12d
4. Melanoma, 5.12d
5. Sunspot, 5.12c
6. The NIMBY Factor, 5.13a
7. Jump Start, 5.12a
8. Sun Burn, 5.12a
9. Cinco Trinta, 5.13a
10. Heat Stroke, 5.11c
(shares start with #11)
11. Heat Stroke Straight Up, 5.12b
12. MLK, 5.13a
13. Right Dihedral, 11d
(shares start with #14)
14. Left Dihedral, 5.12a
15. Open Project, needs bolts
16. Open Project
17. The 5.14, 5.14a
The approach to the Sunny Side deposits you smack dab in the center of this cliff.
Climbing Season For the The Tunnel area.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sunny Side (Right End)
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunny Side (Right End):
Featured Route For Sunny Side (Right End)
Sun Burn 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a NM
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Though not as good as its neighbor to the right, Sun Burn offers enjoyable moves on decent rock. Begin on dark rock with a tough gaston move right off the ground. Traverse right, then up on good holds to seam/crack feature right of the bolt line. A big reach from an undercling and some dynamic stabs will get you to a set of slopey crimps, where it will be necessary to traverse back left (crux) to a large, obvious hole. From the hole, traverse left, then up on good jugs, and a double-kneebar ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM