Back Forty, The
Black Wall (aka Happy Acres)
Cut Your Teeth Crag
Fox Area, The
Gnat Man Crag
Little Springs Crag
Red Springs Rock
Red Springs Rock Lower Tier
Riding Hood Wall
Strategic Arms Wall
Sunny and Steep
West Shoulder of Kraft Mt.
Winter Heat Wall
Yin and Yang Cliff
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.
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.
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Shit Howdy 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c NV : Red Rock : ... : Shit Howdy
This is quite a nice climb that rarely gets done. Most people never make it past the sport routes on the Cannibal Crag. The route consits of a right curving crack the follows the hillside up. The first crux comes about 15' up and involves a long reach to a nice finger lock. The second crux is a bit higher and consists of a flared fingerlock to a good hand jam. Make sure to place a piece in the alcove to protect your follower on the crux moves. Coming out of the alcove and traversing the crack to...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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