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Sunnyside is a nice trad crag with a very short approach. Although there are more difficult lines here, this area is mostly popular for it's moderate lines. Unfortunately, the dimensions of Icebox Canyon limit the best season of the crag, as it is mostly sunny in the summer and mostly shady in the winter. The best routes include Magellanic Cloud and the Cold September Corner.
From the Icebox Canyon parking lot, hike up the very nice trail into the canyon for about 15 minutes. As the trail becomes close to the north (right) wall of the canyon, start looking for the distinctive corners of the crag and a trail that will bring you to the cliff. It is relatively easy to miss, if you get to the point where the trail drops down into the bottom of the canyon, you've gone too far.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunnyside Crags:
Cold September Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Magellanic Cloud 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Mister Masters 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Tie me Tightly 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Pit Bull 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Whipper 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Mister Freeze's Face 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Mercedes 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Hot August Night 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Meteor 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Whiplash 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Water Dog 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Spring Break 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Gotham City 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Tarantula 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Featured Route For Sunnyside Crags
Mister Masters 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a NV : Red Rock : ... : Sunnyside Crags
Start just left of the obvious dihedral to the left of Mercedes and climb the steep crack with jugs till it slabs out. The anchors aren't visible from the ground nor the end of the steep climbing. You then break left on the very dark, polished face. You can toprope three other routes once you hit the anchors, which are Gothom City, Spring Break, and Tarantula. All of which are hard trad lines....[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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