The Bunny Slope Rock Climbing
Jerry gets New Skool on the New Rabbit Routes at T...
Very nice sport area with several very good, moderate to easy, limestone sport routes on the far left side of the Sunshine wall. Wall is south facing but with ample shade from several large trees. Climbs are on very featured and pocketed black rock. Most of the cruxes are on steeper rock low on the routes with the exception being Bugs Bunny that has a crux at the midway point. All routes have fixed anchors with closed cold shuts or chains so you will have to re-tie in at the top. Probably the highest concentration of easy climbing in the canyon. The Cruxes are short and the rests are many, but the climbing remains fun.
Either one of two approaches will get you there. You can go up the trail to Sunshine and follow the trail to the left. The other way is to go to the thunderhead and go to the right up the hill for about 50 yards after getting to the cliff. I like the latter approach if this is your only destination for the day as it seems easier.
Weather station 5.7 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Bunny Slope
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bunny Slope:
Bugs Bunny 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Jack Rabbit 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Got a Habit Like a Rabbit 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b SD
: Spearfish Canyon
: ... : The Bunny Slope
If you've finished cutting your teeth on all the beginners' climbs at The Bunny Slope then you're probably so hooked on Spearfish Canyon limestone that you've gotta have it like a rabbit!And if that is the case, this fantastic five fun climb is your next destination. This route starts on familiar, Bunny Slope slabby terrain, but slowly, but surely, gets steeper and more difficult as you make your way up to the anchors.Great crimps, side-pulls and a funky crux section will make you determined to ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 30, 2014
In case "take the trail left" isn't helpful enough, I'm gathering the way is to take the main trail to the first wall, go left past many walls including attitude wall, amc wall, "euphamiah-beresford-memorial-wall" and then bunny slope is next. There's another trail that is faint and is described in the approach for the euphamiah wall.
By M. Lynn Larsen
Jul 18, 2015
The trail that you are thinking is "faint" is actually the Butt Rocks trail. In 2014 there was trail work done by the BHCC to clear trees off the trail caused by a massive snowstorm (Oct. 2013). It is quite clear to follow and easy to read since the removal of the debris.