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Sunny Side

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Black Dwarf S 
Black Friday S 
Black Hole Sun S 
Camlock TR 
Casual Slander S,TR 
Cyclops S 
Dark Matter S 
Degenerate Matter S 
Don't Tell Trevor T 
Galactic Cannibalism S 
Gravitational Attraction S 
Hippy's at Bat S 
Jerry's on Deck S 
Jesus Wore Tevas S 
Keystone Arete S 
Lefty's Paradise? T 
Lunar Orbit S 
Mickey Mantle S 
Minnie's in the Hole T 
Moses Had a Stick Clip S 
Noahs Ark T 
Nuclear Decay T,TR 
Objective Reality T,TR 
Oh My Heck S 
Oh My Hell S 
Oh Shit  S 
Particulate Matter S 
Right Aaaarm!!! T 
Solar Eclipse S 
Standing on Faith TR 
Sungrazer S 
Unknown 5.8 T 
Unknown Reality T,TR 
Volcanic Therapy TR 

Sunny Side Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.155, -113.6073 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Feb 18, 2009

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looking down the sunny side of black rocks

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This southeast-facing canyon wall is the more popular side of Black Rocks with the greater number of easier routes and warmer conditions in cooler weather.

The routes range from 5.7 to 5.11b, with the majority in the 5.10 range.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the parking area. Upon descending into the canyon follow the trail, cross to the other side of the canyon, and arrive at the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

34 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunny Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunny Side:
Objective Reality   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 35'   
Moses Had a Stick Clip   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Keystone Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Lunar Orbit   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 35'   
Mickey Mantle   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Galactic Cannibalism   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Oh Shit    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 45'   
Degenerate Matter   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Dark Matter   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Oh My Hell   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Black Friday   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Gravitational Attraction   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Sunny Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Gwen Blanchard, half way up Sungrazer on Oct 20, 2...

Sungrazer 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  UT : Saint George : ... : Sunny Side
A good warmup climb for the area. Located on the sunny side where the trail joins the wall. Follow a thin crack, edges and pockets to an anchor with bolts separted by 2-3ft. (bring long slings for TR) A harder variation (5.9) avoids the crack on the thin face to the right. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By jordengreer
Feb 18, 2014
Be careful of loose rock on the top of the routes–there are a few that can do considerable damage if they're knocked off. My hand was actually broken by a football sized piece of loose rock. I recommend helmets within 10 feet of the base the climb. Luckily the hospital is only about 10 minutes away.

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