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Circus Wall  

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The Circus Wall gets afternoon sun and is low and protected from some of the weather. Far from being secluded, it gets its name from the human circus going on behind you at the parking lot while you are climbing. Along with Dog Wall, this is among the most prominent and nearby crags to the first pull-out. You are sure to enjoy all of the maddening noise of the non-climbing crowds while climbing there. The rock is OK, not the best or worst red-rocks has to offer. THe climbs are either hard bolted lines, or slightly scary trad or mixed lines.

Getting There 

Climb down and right in the most direct path possible from the first pullout to the low-point of the golly below. Part way down, a low wall with a huge natural arch will become visible. This is circus wall. The approach is perhaps 400 meters and 5 minutes long.

Climbing Season

For the First Pullout area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

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This climb is the first crack on the left side of circus wall and is well left of the 'big top' roof. Although Swain decribes this as a finger crack, I would not go so far as to do so. In fact, the crux was best protected (nearest protected?) by a brass nut (#1 HB Anchor).Find this crack and start up it. protect the bottom however possible including a small nut at the crux, then pull the climb's crux at the sloping flaring part of the crack before attaining an easier face. The pro is a li...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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