Upper Sunnyside Crag Rock Climbing
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This crag has several good trad routes on solid varnished rock.
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 For the Icebox Canyon area.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Upper Sunnyside Crag
Good-Time Charlie 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Upper Sunnyside Crag
This is the left-hand crack system on the darkly varnished wall immediately to the left of the giant square roof. Start in a small dihedral just to the right of the left-facing corner leading to the low roof. Climb straight up until the crack peters out and the climbing becomes improbable. Go up and right joining Drat Crack final few feet to the belay. A second pitch (somewhat easier) leads up and right to a bush at the corner of the big square roof. Either rappel into the corner below, ...[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.