Access Issue: Closed March 15 through June 30 Details

Description

This southeast-facing canyon wall is the more popular side of Black Rocks with the greater number of easier routes and warmer conditions in cooler weather.

The routes range from 5.7 to 5.11b, with the majority in the 5.10 range.

Getting There

Follow the trail from the parking area. Upon descending into the canyon follow the trail, cross to the other side of the canyon, and arrive at the base of the wall.

34 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunny Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Noahs Ark
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 28
Objective Reality
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 64
Moses Had a Stick Clip
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 55
Cyclops
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Keystone Arete
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Oh My Heck
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 53
Galactic Cannibalism
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Mickey Mantle
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
Lunar Orbit
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 53
Oh My Hell
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Dark Matter
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Degenerate Matter
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 25
Black Friday
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 38
Gravitational Attraction
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Noahs Ark
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Objective Reality
 28
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Moses Had a Stick Clip
 64
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cyclops
 55
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Keystone Arete
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Oh My Heck
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Galactic Cannibalism
 53
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mickey Mantle
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lunar Orbit
 39
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Oh My Hell
 53
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dark Matter
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Degenerate Matter
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Black Friday
 25
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Gravitational Attraction
 38
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Be careful of loose rock on the top of the routes–there are a few that can do considerable damage if they're knocked off. My hand was actually broken by a football sized piece of loose rock. I recommend helmets within 10 feet of the base the climb. Luckily the hospital is only about 10 minutes away. Feb 18, 2014