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Cut Your Teeth Crag

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1. Interproximal Stripper S 
2. Laughing Gas TR 
3. Braces and Bridges TR 
4. Toothache TR 
5. Impacted Molar S 
6. Baby Teeth T,TR 
Head Gear T,TR 
November Daze S 
September Knights S 
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Cut Your Teeth Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.1534, -115.43171 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Todd Lane on Sep 25, 2006


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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


A sunny crag at the saddle between Calico Basin and the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This crag's belay ledges offer incredible views into the park to the west and the city to the east. The views from the cliff face are even more spectacular - don't forget to look! All routes are protected at the top with anchors. Coupled with a nice Mark Limage route, (November Daze, 5.7, 100') about 50 feet west of Interproximal Stripper, this is an easy place to spend a full day with friends. Enjoy!

Getting There 

Approach as for all other routes in Calico Basin and expect a 25-35 minute approach. Hike all the way to the top of the saddle. This crag is about 100 feet short of the summit and on the right (North) side.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cut Your Teeth Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cut Your Teeth Crag:
4. Toothache   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
November Daze   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
3. Braces and Bridges   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
Head Gear   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
September Knights   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For Cut Your Teeth Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Head Gear, Cut your Teeth Crag, Calico Hills

Head Gear 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  NV : Red Rock : ... : Cut Your Teeth Crag
A longer and relatively easy climb. A little bit of everything here-- a small layback at the start, a crack climb in the middle and a small chimney at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of Cut Your Teeth Crag Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: anchors at the top right of head gear-- good rap o...
BETA PHOTO: anchors at the top right of head gear-- good rap o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Lane sets up the TR on Toothache, 5.6 while D...
Todd Lane sets up the TR on Toothache, 5.6 while D...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach photo from the Calico Basin trailhead.
BETA PHOTO: Approach photo from the Calico Basin trailhead.
Rock Climbing Photo: A closer view of CYT along the approach.
BETA PHOTO: A closer view of CYT along the approach.
Rock Climbing Photo: left side of the wall
left side of the wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta Photo with general description and numbered r...
BETA PHOTO: Beta Photo with general description and numbered r...
Rock Climbing Photo: CYT from a stand of Juniper and Pines.  You're get...
BETA PHOTO: CYT from a stand of Juniper and Pines. You're get...

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From: Vegas
Sep 26, 2006
Thanks Todd, and Mike!
Looks like a great place to bring family or friends that may be new to climbing, or..... "rehab" climbing for partners/friends recovering from injuries. ; )
I can't wait to get my check up! Such a beautiful area!
Thanks for all your hard work guys!
By rex parker
From: las vegas n.v
Oct 22, 2006
awesome great fun climbing for the whole family, except i dont recommend bringing little kids as the deck is on a perched ledge about 150 feet from the canyon, so if they need supervision dont bring um but other than that this place is awesome for teaching new people it has everything.
By Jason D. Martin
Jan 6, 2007
Directly underneath the Cut Your Teeth Cliff there are two bolts above a chimney. Does anyone know what this is?

By Beth Domowicz
Jan 16, 2007
Had a great day out at this climb (Jan. 8th). The crag was in the sun for most of the day, though there was a chilly breeze during the early afternoon. Definatly do not belay from below the climber, there is still a good bit of loose rock coming off the wall. Great views, sunny wall, a variety of climbing levels, lack of crowds, and the fun approach will make returning to this wall a must before the cold season ends :)
By 1j1
Dec 29, 2007
This is a nice area, with fun moderate climbing, and a great view of both the Calico Basin area and the Red Rock loop. Unfortunately though, there are sections on a few routes where the bolts have been spray painted to match the surrounding rock, and it was done while the hardware was in-situ. The wall has a "connect the dots," look going on, with over spray radiating out from all the polka dots. I think that camouflaging bolts is a great idea, but please paint the bolts with their appropriate color before installation.
By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 30, 2007
Rock Climbing Photo: Painted Bolt
Painted Bolt
By Chris D
From: the couch
Jan 3, 2010
Maybe these routes are cleaning up. Coming here from the Panty Wall, I'd say the ratings are a little stiffer, but still reasonable.

Beautiful place! What a view...
By John Herreshoff
From: Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 28, 2013
Fun climbs, but the approach is a lot longer than 35 minutes (it took us 1.5 hours), and the scramble to the left to access top rope anchors is not passable. Maybe somebody else is interested in that scramble, but i wouldn't do it without a belay.
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Oct 28, 2013
An hour and a half?!? Did you walk in from Las Vegas Blvd!? Easy 20-30 min walk
By Jacob Koffler
From: Las Vegas
Feb 20, 2014
I agree weston. And the scramble for TR set up is not bad at all, no problem.

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