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Sunnyside Up 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Kenny Ariza and Eppie Ordaz, 2000
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Submitted By: Paul Rezucha on Feb 5, 2005

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Description 

Sunnyside Up lies on the west side of The Egg. Approach is down south side of The Egg and around corner to south west most face of rock. This climb is definitely tide dependent with the bottom 10' often wet. It is also this 10' that is crumbly and the crux even when dry. Hard, fingery, tiring moves get you finally to an in-balance stance at 3rd bolt. From here to the top is very sustained hard 10 face moves up interesting featured rock. A very fun route and worth doing even if you have to aid a little at the bottom!

Protection 

Seven bolts to two-bolt anchor.


Photos of Sunnyside Up Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Great shot of Justin making progress...
Great shot of Justin making progress...
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin with a couple moves to go to reach the anch...
Justin with a couple moves to go to reach the anch...
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul Rezucha belaying Justin as he continues upwar...
Paul Rezucha belaying Justin as he continues upwar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin moving up thin face to small overhang above...
Justin moving up thin face to small overhang above...
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin finally getting past crux to thin stance wi...
Justin finally getting past crux to thin stance wi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul checking out the tide while Justin works the ...
Paul checking out the tide while Justin works the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo shows Justin climbing past 3rd bolt.  Climb ...
Photo shows Justin climbing past 3rd bolt. Climb ...

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By KP Ariza
Jul 14, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Probably more like 5.11c, this route starts with a V3/4 boulder problem and then cruises up continuous moves on varied rock, some stellar some junky.....
By Julian Bobilev
Jun 28, 2015
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

It'll probably keep getting harder, so much crap broke off when we were climbing it.
By Mike Mellenthin
From: Palo Alto
Dec 28, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This is mayyyybe 11b but probably 11a.

It could be anything tomorrow though. Bottom is loose. Still fun!
By Julian Bobilev
May 1, 2016
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

11b seems right after the first move but the first move is a half-pad crimp v4 pull. Unless you avoid it by traversing in from the left? I’ve heard some people doing it that way but I wasn’t able to figure out how to do it and it seemed contrived compared to going straight up. Either way, this route is amazing. Yes, it’s still pretty loose, but the setting is amazing and the upper slab is gorgeous.
By Bruno Beltran
From: Stanford, CA
Aug 19, 2016
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

A year after Julian's comment and hella stuff still broke off on my way up this route. Traversing in from the left for the start feels only a little contrived to me, and is a couple grades easier than going straight up.

Minus points for chossy slab.