REI Community
Sun Spot Crags
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Across To Bear T 
Ain't no Sunshine When it's Gone S 
Angus' Kong T 
Aurora No Boreals S 
Black Hole T 
Blinded by the Light S 
Blink S 
Brighter Side Of Darkness S 
Chromosphere T 
Crack Of Dawn T 
Cragmire S 
English Breakfast Crack T 
Euro-lite S 
Filet Of Sol S 
Fun With Dick And Bob S 
Hardboiled T 
Hashbrowns S 
Head in the McLeods S 
Hebrew Hammer S 
Krymptonite S 
Lein On Me S 
Magnetopause S 
Myopic S 
North American Free Trad Agreement T 
Northern Tights S 
Ra's Arete S 
Red Dwarf T 
Rehearsal of Fortune T 
See the Light T 
Sol Survivor S 
Solar E-clips S 
Solar Flare T 
Solar Sis-stem S 
Solar Wind S 
Sun Baked (No Longer Exists) S 
Sun Demon S 
Sun Dialed S 
Sunny Side Up S 
Tallest Man On Earth T 
Turn The Other Cheek T 
Viking Soared T 
Wedge Of Delight, The S 
White Dwarf S 


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Michael Strassman & Mark Colby
Page Views: 1,048
Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Feb 28, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (10)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Super slabby finish on some run out territory for ...


Start from rocky ledge and climb left-facing dihedral with pale SMC hangers. (New style and safe) Climb past third or fourth bolt before traversing right with good gear to the chimney. If you traverse at the bolt you will have a harder but well protected bulge to surmount.


Light rack up to hand sized cams.

Photos of Hardboiled Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric Rhicard leading Sunny Side Up. Hardboiled sta...
Eric Rhicard leading Sunny Side Up. Hardboiled sta...

Comments on Hardboiled Add Comment
Show which comments
By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 9, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

pro seemed kinda tricky to me (?)
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Dec 17, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

The first right-slanting crack on the upper face is shallow and uneven, probably a few millimeters difference between an OK placement and a crap one that will walk and tip out w the slightest nudge from the rope.

Also, the moves between that first crack and the next one further up (ie bypassing the chimney and staying on the face) are harder than 5.9, more like 9+/10-.

Would not recommend this for beginning trad leaders unless 9+/10- is fairly easy for them.
By Alex McIntyre
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 21, 2011

A friend and I were out at the Sun Spots today and we didn't really know what any of the climbs were besides English Breakfast Crack, so we saw this dihedral and just decided to go for it. Did it mostly on gear (clipped 2 or 3 bolts) but we didn't traverse right as described, instead continuing up the OW groove past some funky rock and doing the finish of what I now know is Sunny Side Up. This was really fun and pretty well protected. Takes TONS of stoppers; I don't remember ever placing this many bomber stoppers on a single pitch before. If done this way, make sure to sling pieces below the roof long so you don't get bummer rope drag for the exciting (if done on gear) finish. What part of each route I did was great fun and I would recommend to anyone.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About