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The Bright Side

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 1 - 21 22

Directions to The Bright Side

This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
Follow the approach to Solar Collector but follow the cliffline around to the left on a new trail.

Wall Sun:

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Crazy Eyes Sport 5.9
1.84  (32) 35ft  


Scalawagarus Sport 5.11a
2.74  (31) 60ft


Tongue-punch Sport 5.11d
3.00  (9) 55ft


One-zero-six Sport 5.11c
3.14  (7) 60ft


Epigyne Crack Trad 5.8+
4.00  (2) 70ft  


Deep Fried Sport 5.11d
3.00  (5) 55ft


Fresh Baked Sport 5.12b
4.33  (3) 60ft


Golden Brown Sport 5.12a
4.08  (24) 60ft


Brownian Motion Sport 5.12b
3.77  (13) 70ft


Crown of Thorns Sport 5.11c
4.48  (82) 70ft


Medicine Man Sport 5.13b
3.17  (6) 75ft


LOMM Sport Unknown
5.00  (1) 80ft


Dog Bites & Fist Fights Sport 5.12d
3.30  (10) 85ft


Fiat Lux Sport 5.12d
4.00  (1) 85ft


Skywalker Sport 5.13b
4.50  (4) 95ft


Blowin' Loadz Sport 5.12d
4.21  (24) 80ft


Better Eat Yo' Wheatleys Sport 5.13a
3.50  (4) 90ft


Bush League Sport 5.12c
4.31  (29) 80ft


Pickpocket Sport 5.10d
2.36  (33) 50ft


Sandy Malone Sport 5.11a
2.47  (32) 40ft


Chica Loca Sport 5.11a
3.10  (50) 55ft


Smokin' on Kesha Sport 5.11c
3.83  (42) 70ft


climb2core said on October 20th, 2011
Thanks for the work Dustin! Looks like a sweet addition to the PMRP! Psyched to check it out.
dustonian said on October 24th, 2011
I guess it's worth mentioning that this is a brand-new crag with brand-new routes. If you haven't climbed on new routes before this means watch out for holds breaking, especially if you deviate from what's chalky. Please belay accordingly and do not lay directly beneath climbers, even though the flat sunny rocks make this hard to resist.
Dhaulagiri said on November 1st, 2011
Thanks for all the hard work opening up this area! Fun to climb on some fresh routes even if it means dodging the occasional flying projectile.
pigsteak said on December 22nd, 2011
I just bolted a line 10 feet left of crown of thorns that is not in the online guide. closed project probably until spring 2012. it has a tag. called Medicine Man
dustonian said on December 23rd, 2011
Spring 2012!??! Dammit Kipp, there was already an angry mob clamoring to get on it last weekend....
dustonian said on December 23rd, 2011
....I had to beat them off the route with my blow tube!
pawilkes said on December 23rd, 2011
"I had to beat them off ... with my blow tube"?!?!?! that's just too easy
Andrew said on January 6th, 2012
Lots of new routes going up, please don't climb on anything with any sort of tag or ribbon
pigsteak said on March 18th, 2012
the route I bolted left of crown of thorns is open to all for the FA. I'd like to leave the name as Medicine Man, but feel free to list as many of your brahs on the FA as you want.
dustonian said on April 19th, 2012
Enzo Oddo flashed it but forgot a draw for the anchor, so he just grabbed the chains and then jumped off for the victory whip... it was pretty classic.
pumpout2004 said on April 20th, 2012
sounds like that rig is still open for the FA.
Cromper said on May 8th, 2012
Farthest route climber left in the main amphitheater is now open. It's called 'Bush League'. Comes in around 12b. Snaps go to Dustin for bolting this burly haus!
dustonian said on August 9th, 2012
There is a cool potential hard 13 (?) to the left of 106 and right of Epigyne crack, if anyone's in the mood for some bolting, cleaning, and cranking. I rapped in but ultimately decided to leave it for someone with talent for rock climping.
dustonian said on October 1st, 2012
Access the "ledge routes" (#4-6 at present) via a new rebar ladder directly below the left side of the big ledge beneath Deep Fried. Big thanks to Scott "Cromper" Curran for gluing in the rebar rungs!
Ryanwsu4 said on November 12th, 2018
On Saturday 11/10/2018 I left a bunch of Petzl Quickdraws and a grigri at the crag. They have 2 pieces of tape on them and I can tell you what color they are. If you have them Please let me know. The group has more than $250 of gear together. If you have it please let me know. Message me, or PLEASE text me. My name is Ryan and my number is 937-903-6446. Please Call or text