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Elevation: 4,036 ft 1,230 m
GPS: 36.16986, -115.42321
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Description Suggest change

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.

Getting There Suggest change

Park in the Kraft Mountain parking lot.

Sunny and steep lies on the opposite side of Kraft Mountain and can be accessed by approaching on the Kraft Mountain loop from either the east or the west. The west approach is faster and shorter distance, but has a bit more elevation change and does not pass by as many crags and boulders. Both approaches are very long by Red Rock sport climbing standards. 35mins-1hr depending on pace and approach.

Western Approach

1.30m, 600ft gain, 300 ft descent

From the west end of the parking lot, take a trail heading northwest to meet up with the Kraft Mountain loop. Continue on the Kraft Mountain loop around the west side of the mountain, up a very steep and exposed hill. Shortly after passing behind Yin and Yang, there is a small shortcut that is usually cairned. Either take the shortcut with minor scrambling, or continue on the main Kraft Mountain loop trail. Both will deposit you into a wash. Continue east in the wash until you see the crag on your left. There is a short scramble to the base of the cliff.

Eastern Approach

1.75m, 400ft gain, 100ft decsent

From the east end of the parking lot, take the main Kraft boulders trail heading northeast to meet up with the Kraft Mountain loop. Continue on the Kraft Mountain loop around the east side of the mountain, passing by the many popular boulders in the area, including the Monkey Bar Boulder. Once around the mountain, continue on the Kraft Mountain loop for nearly a mile before the crag appears on your right. There is a short scramble to the base of the cliff.

18 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunny and Steep

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 248
Sport Chimney
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 408
Claimjumpers Special
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 421
Scorpions
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 139
Cirque de Soleil
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 152
Turtle Wax
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 550
Mr Choad's Wild Ride
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 301
Sunny and Steep
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 28
Peak Performance
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 62
Black Happy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 368
Steep Thrills
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 238
Gimme Back My Bullets
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 71
Blackened
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 68
Tour de Pump
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 40
Slot Machine
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Turbo Dog
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sport Chimney
 248
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Claimjumpers Special
 408
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Scorpions
 421
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cirque de Soleil
 139
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Turtle Wax
 152
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mr Choad's Wild Ride
 550
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sunny and Steep
 301
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Peak Performance
 28
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Happy
 62
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Steep Thrills
 368
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Gimme Back My Bullets
 238
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Blackened
 71
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tour de Pump
 68
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Slot Machine
 40
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Turbo Dog
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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