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Routes in Sunnyside Bench

Blackballed S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Blueballed T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bummer T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Butthole Climbers T,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Jamcrack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lazy Bum T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lemon T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lieback Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lingering Lie T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Mothballed T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Prune T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pygmy Pillar T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Raisin T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Sunnyside Pinnacle T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tiny Tim T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

This is another popular cliff to the right of Lower Yosemite Falls.
It offers some good cracks and some face climbs.
This area can get very crowded.

Getting There

Take the Lower Yosemite Falls trail to the bridge. Cross the bridge and after a short distance, the cliff will be on the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunnyside Bench

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 193
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 474
Jamcrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 96
Lemon
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 4
Raisin
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 147
Bummer
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 193
Lazy Bum
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
 193
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Jamcrack
 474
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Lemon
 96
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Raisin
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
Bummer
 147
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Lazy Bum
 193
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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Isaiah Foulks
Monterey
Isaiah Foulks   Monterey
Heads up, there was a small-isb rockfall onto jam crack the other day, and several yards to the right several baseball size rocks pelted the sport climbs. All the small boulder around the route base do indicate that this is a potential fall zone. Helmets good. Aug 31, 2017

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