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Routes in Upper Sunnyside Crag

Drat Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Good-Time Charlie T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hot Time T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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


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, or (probably better) rappel the route.


Standard rack


Ben Townsend  
The crux is definitely easier for tall people. More like 5.7 for me at 6'4", but quite tough for my 5'6" wife. Nov 2, 2016
North Las Vegas
Rprops   North Las Vegas
Anchor is at 40m, so an 80m gets you down and a 70 doesn't. Rap station looks good as of October 2016. Oct 7, 2016
John Hegyes
Las Vegas, NV
John Hegyes   Las Vegas, NV
Good-Time Charlie and Drat Crack join toward the top of p1 just below the crux move, a crack through the upper roof, which was pretty stiff for 5.8. Both routes are unique and fun, but to do both, you end up pulling the same crux move twice. The anchor at the top of p1 features natural threads and fixed nuts. The second pitch is about 5.2 and I felt it was uninteresting. We rapped p2 with a single 60 meter rope. The rap from the p1 anchor to the ground is approx 150 feet - so bring two ropes. Dec 4, 2005