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Bad Day at Black Rocks T,S 
Cold September Corner T 
Gotham City T 
Hot August Night T 
Magellanic Cloud T 
Mercedes T 
Meteor T 
Mister Freeze's Face T,S 
Mister Masters T 
Pit Bull T 
Shady Ladies T 
Spring Break T 
Tarantula T 
Tie me Tightly T 
Van Allen Belt T 
Water Dog T 
Whiplash T 
Whipper T 

Sunnyside Crags Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunnyside Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunnyside Crags:
Shady Ladies   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Cold September Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Magellanic Cloud   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mister Masters   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mercedes   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Meteor   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Whiplash   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Spring Break   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Gotham City   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Tarantula   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Mister Masters

Mister Masters 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Nevada : 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 Nevada

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