Elevation: 4,036 ft
GPS: 36.17, -115.423 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Moulin on Nov 3, 2004 with improvements by Josiah Ferguson
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

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 right) 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.

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
 167
Sport Chimney
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 262
Claimjumpers Special
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 256
Scorpions
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 77
Cirque de Soleil
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 88
Turtle Wax
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 337
Mr Choad's Wild Ride
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 190
Sunny and Steep
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Peak Performance
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 38
Black Happy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 224
Steep Thrills
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 146
Gimme Back My Bullets
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Blackened
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 37
Tour de Pump
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 16
Slot Machine
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sport Chimney
 167
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Claimjumpers Special
 262
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Scorpions
 256
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cirque de Soleil
 77
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Turtle Wax
 88
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mr Choad's Wild Ride
 337
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Sunny and Steep
 190
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Peak Performance
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Happy
 38
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Steep Thrills
 224
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Gimme Back My Bullets
 146
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Blackened
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tour de Pump
 37
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Slot Machine
 16
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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