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Routes in Sunny and Steep

Black Happy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Blackened S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cirque de Soleil S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Claimjumpers Special S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Edward Silverhands S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gimme Back My Bullets S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mr Choad's Wild Ride S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Peak Performance S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Scorpions S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Slot Machine S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sport Chimney S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Steep Thrills S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sunny and Steep S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tour de Pump S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Turbo Dog S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Turtle Wax S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Working for Peanuts S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Description

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

There is currently construction on going in Calico Basin, park wherever you can. From Calico Basin there are two routes that lead to the crag: The hilly but shorter route takes a trail through the saddle just west of Kraft Mountain (the double peaked mountain north of Calico Basin). Pass behind the Yin Yang crack and continue on the main trail down (north) to the wash. Once in the wash walk downstream (east) until the crag is visible on your left (~5 minutes once you reach the wash). The Sunny and Steep crag has a large chimney separating two overhung walls, the right wall being higher. The other approach option is to hike northeast through the Kraft boulders (in between Kraft Mountain and Calico Basin) after passing the Monkey Bar Boulder (large overhung boulder on your left) bust up and left into the main wash, walk and occasionally scramble from here up the wash for ~20 minutes and the crag is on your right.

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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
 113
Sport Chimney
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 186
Claimjumpers Special
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 179
Scorpions
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 46
Cirque de Soleil
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 58
Turtle Wax
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 218
Mr Choad's Wild Ride
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 130
Sunny and Steep
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Peak Performance
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 24
Black Happy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 152
Steep Thrills
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 89
Gimme Back My Bullets
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Blackened
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 26
Tour de Pump
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sport Chimney
 113
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Claimjumpers Special
 186
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Scorpions
 179
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cirque de Soleil
 46
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Turtle Wax
 58
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mr Choad's Wild Ride
 218
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sunny and Steep
 130
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Peak Performance
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Happy
 24
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Steep Thrills
 152
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Gimme Back My Bullets
 89
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Blackened
 19
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tour de Pump
 26
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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Jan Tarculas
Riverside, Ca
Jan Tarculas   Riverside, Ca
"Getting there" information...My opinions...

I suggest taking the east approach. Even though it may take a bit longer, the west approach is a little hilly and becomes tiresome if carrying climbing gear, enough water and snacks for a full day of climbing at the crag (especially if its bright and sunny). East approach is mostly flat but with a bit of scrambling. It is also mostly shaded while the west approach gets direct sun until you reach the wash. Jan 22, 2011
stefand  
Lost a pair of sunglasses here Sunday 1/21, Alexander Mcqueen orange tortoise shell colored. My girlfriend would LOVE to have them back, please let me know if you found them, I'll offer a reward case of beer or something of the sort! thanks. (907) 440-2572 Jan 22, 2013
josh holcomb
Las Vegas, NV
josh holcomb   Las Vegas, NV
Anyone find a pair of 42.5 miura laces the last week of March? Apr 3, 2013

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