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The Bunny Slope

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The Bunny Slope Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Mike McNeil on Jun 13, 2009

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Bunny Slope

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bunny Slope:
Jack Rabbit   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bugs Bunny   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Roger Rabbit   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Got a Habit Like a Rabbit   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Playboy Bunny   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   
Got a Pair Like a Hare   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
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Got a Pair Like a Hare 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : The Bunny Slope
Your final 5.10 challenge at The Bunny Slope awaits. Make no mistake this is the one that will turn those cotton balls into enormous nuts. Starts on banging monos and small pockets. Move as fast as you can through this hare-brained section that finally lets off at the third bolt. From there expect smooth sailing until the terrain starts to get steep again.Smaller holds and more intimidating, exposed moves will make you shrivel and choose your line very carefully right up to a nice rest just as t...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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Climbers enjoying the New Rabbit Routes at The Bun...
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Climbers enjoying The Bunny Slope.
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Right hand side of the Bunny Slope. Home to the v...
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By Pontoon
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 Mlynn
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.

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