looking down the sunny side of black rocks
This southeast-facing canyon wall is the more popular side of Black Rocks with the greater number of easier routes and warmer conditions in cooler weather.
The routes range from 5.7 to 5.11b, with the majority in the 5.10 range.
Follow the trail from the parking area
. Upon descending into the canyon follow the trail, cross to the other side of the canyon, and arrive at the base of the wall.
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
34 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunny Side:
Oh Shit 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 45'
Oh My Hell 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Sunny Side
Unknown Reality 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b UT
: Saint George
: ... : Sunny Side
Unknown Reality starts out in a wide, flaring corner with rounded edges. A small roof complicates things at this cruxy start. You have several options, all of which are technical (or crazy), barn door to a lieback stance, chickenwing the offwidth to some big fist jams (my fists are too small) or pull over the small roof on bad crimps just to the right before swinging back into the crack. After the crux, there is significantly easier climbing in the crack with ample stemming opportunities. Th...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
Feb 18, 2014
Be careful of loose rock on the top of the routes–there are a few that can do considerable damage if they're knocked off. My hand was actually broken by a football sized piece of loose rock. I recommend helmets within 10 feet of the base the climb. Luckily the hospital is only about 10 minutes away.