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Winter Heat Wall 
Yin and Yang Cliff 

Calico Basin Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Calico Basin has a wide variety of short routes. There is a mixture of trad and sport climbs. Calico Basin is a residential area, so climbers should be careful to avoid disturbing the people who live there. At the time of this writing (2005) there is a good deal of construction going on here, so be prepared to be adaptable as regards parking areas and approach walks.

Getting There 

Drive west on Charleston. About 2 miles before you get to the main scenic loop road, there is a turnoff to the right for Calico Basin. It is clearly marked.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

300 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',89],['2 Stars',137],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',7]
['<=5.6',28],['5.7',26],['5.8',32],['5.9',49],['5.10',70],['5.11',59],['5.12',29],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Calico Basin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Calico Basin:
The Dirty Rail   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Calico Basin Boulders : The Dirty Rail Area
Physical Graffiti   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 290'   Riding Hood Wall
Classic Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Red Springs Rock
Valentine's Day   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Moderate Mecca
Could'nt be Schmooter   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Winter Heat Wall
Big Bad Wolf   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 220'   Riding Hood Wall
Atman   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Yin and Yang Cliff
The Fox   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   The Fox Area
Yin and Yang   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 40'   Yin and Yang Cliff
Mr Choad's Wild Ride   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Sunny and Steep
Caustic Cock   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Cannibal Crag
Lunatic   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   The Fringe
Winter Heat   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Winter Heat Wall
Sunny and Steep   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunny and Steep
Synapse Collapse   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Cannabis Crag
Gimme Back My Bullets   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Sunny and Steep
Steep Thrills   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Sunny and Steep
Hotline   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Alternative Crag
New Wave Hookers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 40'   Cannibal Crag
Nirvana   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Alternative Crag
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Featured Route For Calico Basin
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the initial roofs on the Tour.

Tour de Pump 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  NV : Red Rock : ... : Sunny and Steep
Overhanging face which climbs out a series of roofs before the crux and up the head wall. The climbing is not straight forward as you use slopers, pockets, edges, and heel hooks....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of Calico Basin Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico Basin.  Photo by Blitzo.
Calico Basin. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: C-mon, C-Mon...You got it, you got it!  A Chuckwal...
C-mon, C-Mon...You got it, you got it! A Chuckwal...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sport climb at Calico Basin, not sure what the nam...
Sport climb at Calico Basin, not sure what the nam...
Rock Climbing Photo: A sun shower on the Calico hills
A sun shower on the Calico hills
Rock Climbing Photo: These guys can live 100 years and can survive drin...
These guys can live 100 years and can survive drin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico Basin
Calico Basin
Rock Climbing Photo: Colorful Banding at Calico Basin, Red Rocks, NV
Colorful Banding at Calico Basin, Red Rocks, NV
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico Basin at Night
Calico Basin at Night
Rock Climbing Photo: Native Mojave yucca (Yucca shidigera).
Native Mojave yucca (Yucca shidigera).
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico in the snow
Calico in the snow
Rock Climbing Photo: Wetland boardwalk with native Arizona ash trees (F...
Wetland boardwalk with native Arizona ash trees (F...
Rock Climbing Photo: A perch atop the Calico hills
A perch atop the Calico hills
Rock Climbing Photo: Wetland boardwalk and surrounding area.
Wetland boardwalk and surrounding area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hiking out of Sunny and Steep overlooking Kraft Bo...
Hiking out of Sunny and Steep overlooking Kraft Bo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Interpretive sign about rock climbing.
Interpretive sign about rock climbing.
Rock Climbing Photo: If you are lucky, you might run into one these on ...
If you are lucky, you might run into one these on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Are those ninjas or federally commissioned spies? ...
Are those ninjas or federally commissioned spies? ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico Hills covered in an early December snow 09
Calico Hills covered in an early December snow 09
Rock Climbing Photo: Someones monument left high up in the canyon.  Not...
Someones monument left high up in the canyon. Not...
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico at sunset
Calico at sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico Hills
Calico Hills
Rock Climbing Photo: Red Spring parking Lot.
Red Spring parking Lot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Turtlehead Peak
Turtlehead Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico Basin
Calico Basin

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