Children's Crag Rock Climbing
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This is a very beautiful trad climbing area with a wide variety of colors in the rock and an array of features as well. Dihedrals, cracks, smooth faces are all prominent here. It seems to get little sun especially after noon. Be aware of the rock art, there are numerous petroglyphs and pictographs - don't climb on them. Several routes are now off limits due to the presence of rock art. Descend these single pitch routes by walking off right.
Park in Willow Springs where the road turns to dirt. Follow the trail marked Petroglyph Wall Trail across the drainage. The trail takes you directly to the crag in about five minutes.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Children's Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Children's Crag:
Peaches 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Ice Climb 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
R Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Featured Route For Children's Crag
Peaches 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Children's Crag
Take the Petroglyph Wall Trail to the interpretive sign at the base of the crag. About 30 feet left of this area, Peaches goes up the prominent right leaning dihedral that is capped by a roof. Climb straight up this dihedral and then escape right around the overhang. The closest escape on the right goes at 5.7, go further right for the 5.5 route. You can take on the 5.9 variation by going left at the roof and doing a sweet, pumpy lieback up the overhanging crack. This climb is well protected and...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
By Stuart Parker
From: Missoula, MT
Feb 3, 2015
I hopped on some climb, rated 10a in the book, to the left of peaches. Had a bulgy start, then a scramble to a tree. Forgot what it was called, but it was not 10a in the slightest. Easy 5.8 or so. Had a fun start and an anchor at the top.
From: North Kingstown, RI
Jan 3, 2016
That climb is called Zee Bee Dee or something like that. I agree it is no 5.10. At the Gunks 5.8 tops.