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The Bunny Slope

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Bugs Bunny S 
Got a Habit Like a Rabbit S 
Got a Pair Like a Hare S 
Jack Rabbit S 
Playboy Bunny S 
Rabbit's Foot S 
Roger Rabbit S 
Suffering Succutash  S 

The Bunny Slope Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Mike McNeil on Jun 13, 2009
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Very nice sport area with several very good, moderate to easy, limestone sport routes on the far left side of the Sunshine wall. Wall is south facing but with ample shade from several large trees. Climbs are on very featured and pocketed black rock. Most of the cruxes are on steeper rock low on the routes with the exception being Bugs Bunny that has a crux at the midway point. All routes have fixed anchors with closed cold shuts or chains so you will have to re-tie in at the top. Probably the highest concentration of easy climbing in the canyon. The Cruxes are short and the rests are many, but the climbing remains fun.

Getting There 

Either one of two approaches will get you there. You can go up the trail to Sunshine and follow the trail to the left. The other way is to go to the thunderhead and go to the right up the hill for about 50 yards after getting to the cliff. I like the latter approach if this is your only destination for the day as it seems easier.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Bunny Slope

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bunny Slope:
Bugs Bunny   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Jack Rabbit   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Rabbit's Foot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Roger Rabbit   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Playboy Bunny   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   
Got a Habit Like a Rabbit   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Got a Pair Like a Hare   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Bunny Slope
Rock Climbing Photo: Robert Prann decides he's Got a Habit It Like A Ra...

Got a Habit Like a Rabbit 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : ... : The Bunny Slope
If you've finished cutting your teeth on all the beginners' climbs at The Bunny Slope then you're probably so hooked on Spearfish Canyon limestone that you've gotta have it like a rabbit!And if that is the case, this fantastic five fun climb is your next destination. This route starts on familiar, Bunny Slope slabby terrain, but slowly, but surely, gets steeper and more difficult as you make your way up to the anchors.Great crimps, side-pulls and a funky crux section will make you determined to ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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Climbers enjoying the New Rabbit Routes at The Bun...
Rock Climbing Photo: Right hand side of the Bunny Slope.  Home to the v...
Right hand side of the Bunny Slope. Home to the v...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers enjoying The Bunny Slope.
Climbers enjoying The Bunny Slope.

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By rooooock
From: Oakland, California
Aug 30, 2014
In case "take the trail left" isn't helpful enough, I'm gathering the way is to take the main trail to the first wall, go left past many walls including attitude wall, amc wall, "euphamiah-beresford-memorial-wall" and then bunny slope is next. There's another trail that is faint and is described in the approach for the euphamiah wall.
By Lyn34 Larsenhosen
Jul 18, 2015
The trail that you are thinking is "faint" is actually the Butt Rocks trail. In 2014 there was trail work done by the BHCC to clear trees off the trail caused by a massive snowstorm (Oct. 2013). It is quite clear to follow and easy to read since the removal of the debris.

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