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L to R R to L Alpha
Blackballed S 
Blueballed T 
Bummer T,TR 
Butthole Climbers T,TR 
Jamcrack T 
Lazy Bum T 
Lemon T 
Lieback Route T 
Lingering Lie T 
Mothballed T 
Prune T 
Pygmy Pillar T 
Raisin T 
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route T 
Sunnyside Pinnacle T 
Tiny Tim T 

Sunnyside Bench Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.75069, -119.59461 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Jamcrack Area. R -> L: Bummer (5.10c) Lazy Bum ...

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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.6 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunnyside Bench

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunnyside Bench:
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Jamcrack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Lemon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Raisin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Bummer   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Lazy Bum   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Elli getting into the business on Lazy Bum.

Lazy Bum 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sunnyside Bench
Sunnyside bench sports two 5.10 finger cracks, one just to the left of Jamcrack called Lazy Bum (5.10D) and the other just to the left of this called Bummer (5.10C).Both cracks share the same first 20 feet, which is a bouldery 5.10b finger crack / face. Going slightly left from here puts you on Bummer 10C, and going right puts you on Lazy Bum 10D.Both of these climbs are excellent, protect well (micro gear required), and perfect for tuning your thin crack technique. Short and hard....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Isaiah Foulks
From: Monterey
Aug 31, 2017
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.

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