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The Bunny Slope

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The Bunny Slope  


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Elevation: 5,500'
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Submitted By: Mike McNeil on Jun 13, 2009
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Description 

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 Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Bunny Slope:
Jack Rabbit   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bugs Bunny   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Suffering Succutash    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
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'   
Roger Rabbit   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Got a Pair Like a Hare   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
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Climbers enjoying The Bunny Slope.
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A climber enjoys a moderate slab climb on The Bunn...

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By Pontoon
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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.