Calico Basin Rock Climbing
Jay on one of the Kraft Boulders. March 2005. See...
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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.
Weather station 0.2 miles from here
300 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',90],['2 Stars',136],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',7]
Classic Climbing Routes in Calico Basin
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Calico Basin:
Featured Route For Calico Basin
Cocopuss 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Coco Crag
This is an EXCELLENT sport route on the left side of the Coco Crag about 3 feet right of the obvious chimney. Varied movements; great protection; and climbing that is much steeper than it appears from the ground; as good as any sport route in Red Rocks at the grade IMHO. Brock guidebook says 10b but it might be 10a'ish??...[more] Browse More Classics in NV