Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Upper Sunnyside Crag

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Drat Crack T 
Good-Time Charlie T 
Hot Time T 

Upper Sunnyside Crag Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 36.14466, -115.49744 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 1,550
Administrators: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Oct 21, 2005
Forecast:
Overnight

83°
Tuesday

100° | 79°
Wednesday

101° | 80°
Thursday

100° | 78°
Friday

98° | 76°
Saturday

97° | 77°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Upper Sunnyside Crag; A=Hot Time, B=Gourmet Miel,...

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

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 Climbing Routes

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


Featured Route For Upper Sunnyside Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: 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

Comments on Upper Sunnyside Crag Add Comment
Show which comments
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.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!