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Sonny and Juanita 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 19, 2006

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Sonny & Juanita


Climb the dihedral, following the series of ledges to the top. A great beginner climb and/or first lead. The large ledges make this route a good choice for practicing multipitch. Be sure to bring at least 25 ft of rope if you are doing it in three pitches.
  • RCM&W #4, p. 155.


From the parking lot/visitor's center, this route lies about 100 yards down the road to the river boat dock on the right. There is a gravel area with several large rock. Sonny and Jaunita is the first dihedral on the right.


Nuts, Hexes, Cams. Mostly nut sized. Hexes and nuts for the TR setup.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tourist Rocks
BETA PHOTO: Tourist Rocks
Rock Climbing Photo: Traversing the tourist rocks wall - just because.
Traversing the tourist rocks wall - just because.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tourist Rocks Area
BETA PHOTO: Tourist Rocks Area

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By Floridaputz
From: Oakland Park, Florida
Nov 1, 2013

This has probably been the first rock climbing experience for thousands of Minnesotans. Those who travel to Taylors Falls, Mn. can find Sonny & Juanita in the Interstate Park on the Minnesota side of the St Croix river. There is a great rapid there for Kayaking, and canoe rentals and shuttles.
By Jess Arnold
From: Minneapolis, MN
Feb 2, 2017

An excellent spot for first-time anchor setting/practice. I took some college friends out outdoor climbing for the first time last fall & practiced setting top rope anchors above this climb. Plenty of natural cracks, large boulders, and trees to choose from at a safe perch- and popular enough with local climbers to have gotten real-time feedback by a seasoned climbing veteran (thanks, bearded man whose name I cannot recall!)