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Upper Sunnyside Crag

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Upper Sunnyside Crag  

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Location: 36.14466, -115.49744 View Map  Incorrect?
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This crag has several good trad routes on solid varnished rock.

Getting There 

Follow the main trail into Icebox Canyon. The trail soon passes beneath the main Sunnyside Crag, then drops into the streambed. As you continue upstream, there is a band of cliffs on the right (northern) side of the canyon. The key landmark is a dark varnished wall with a huge square roof on its right side.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Magnificent  varnish on the Drat Crack

Drat Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Upper Sunnyside Crag
Continue past Sunnyside Crag, enter the drainage of Ice Boxhead up the canyon - look on the right side for two beautiful black cracks about 50 ft above the creek bed. Crack on the right is Drat Crack. 5.8 climbing leads to a natural anchor - slings through the rock. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Apr 28, 2014
These routes are actually pretty good. Nice place to get out of the wind. Sort of slabby, but with good rock. The anchor atop the two routes on the right is a bit funky (perhaps more than a bit)---it's kind of like rapping off a coral reef.
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