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Chocolate Rocks  

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Submitted By: John Hegyes on Jan 19, 2006


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The Chocolate Rocks are the southernmost crags in Red Rock. The routes face south and east making for a sunny day of climbing.

Getting There 

From Las Vegas, drive west on Highway 160 (Blue Diamond Highway), to the intersection with Highway 159 (Blue Diamond Cutoff). Continue west on 160 for about 6.75 miles. The Rocks are on your right, to the north. Park at the dirt pullout at a gate. Hike down into the wash and up the hillside threading a route through the white and pink cliff bands to the base of the brown varnished cliffs. A trail exists, marked by cairns.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chocolate Rocks:
Potzo's Pudding   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Mc-Crack-En   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Shortcake   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Combination Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Peanut Butter and Jam   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Spinach   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Potzo's Pudding

Potzo's Pudding 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  NV : Red Rock : ... : Chocolate Rocks
A nice little route that will get your blood flowing. Slightly tricky to protect and it gets quite steep about half way up. Fun.Rappel from the sling anchor atop Mc-Crack-En with one rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 13, 2006
A trip here is really worthwhile. The routes are a little short, but a lot of fun and the rock quality is pretty bomber. It faces south and provides optimal weather in the winter. The highway traffic is a little loud. Every route I've done here seems to have old-school ratings - full value for sure.
By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 1, 2007
This is a fun area; however, if you go by the quality ratings in the Brock guide you might be a little disappointed. A 2-star destination with a handful of moderate, short routes and generally good rock. Count on a 20-minute approach, no crowds, and plenty of sun.
By Anthony A.
Nov 28, 2012
Approach took 30 minutes. Although it was only 1/2 mile there was some signiicant elevation gain. Once across the river bed there were many cairns which made it easy to find.
By Jacob Koffler
From: Las Vegas
Feb 14, 2014
This seems like a fun area. How accessible is the top of the formation for setting up topropes? If at all?
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