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Area 5: Red and White Grotto Walls

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Area 5: Red and White Grotto Walls Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,554'
Location: 42.291, -104.7564 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dennis Horning on Mar 1, 2012
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The Red Wall above the North Platte River

Description 

The area is readily seen from the north end of the dam looking east when on Lake Shore Drive. The red rock is iron stained ortho-quartzite and the capping gray rock is dolomite.

Because these formation contain only intermittent cracks yet provide many features of good sport climbing like open palm holds, pockets, steep walls and roofs, the area will be easier for those with a big repertoire of climbing techniques i.e. crack & face. Bob Scarpelli jokingly said of the area, "The climbing is at least a [number]? grade easier after knowing out how to move through a zone." This complexity is especially noticeable for the climbs along the Red Clove Wall. No crank and climb here but there are a few lunge and hang opportunities here! Feet above you head may be useful.


Getting There 

Drive just north of MM 2 on Rd 317 and go east on the gravel CCC Museum road that winds clockwise around the conical hill NE of this junction. Near the northeastern side of the hill on this road are two green traffic gates (normally open) where a 2-track just ahead-east of the gates splits off to the left. Your parking pulloff is here. Begin the hike .65 miles by going NE past the boulders closing the 2-track for about 100 feet to a carin and footpath on the right.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

105 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',31],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',4],['5.8',4],['5.9',9],['5.10',30],['5.11',44],['5.12',11],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Area 5: Red and White Grotto Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Area 5: Red and White Grotto Walls:
Neopheete Petee    5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 50'   The Red Clove Wall
Boxer Vision   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 40'   The Red Clove Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Finding the Red Wall Hiking Trail
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Rock Climbing Photo: Green Gate Parking Pullout
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Rock Climbing Photo: Map of Hike to Red Wall
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By justin hausmann
Mar 14, 2014
The rock quality seemed to get better the further right we went. Dennis, good job fixing a gym of routes. You have done a ton of work.

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