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Churning in the Dirt S 
Fury S 
Helltown S 
Man's Best Friend S 
Megatonic S 
Monster Skank S 
Pockets of Dirt S 
Siktion T 
Sound of Power S 
Sunsplash S 
To Bolt or Toupee S 
Unknown S 
Unknown 5.10 S 
Unknown Trad T 

Front Corridor Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This corridor is in the shade most of the day, until the late afternoon. For being as close to the parking lot as it is, this crag is never crowded. This is likely due to the lack of moderates to be found here. Never-the-less, if it is hot outside, and you are looking for shade, and some difficult routes... this might just be your destination.

Getting There 

This is the obvious north-south running corridor located about 75 yards due east from the Sandstone Quarry parking lot.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Front Corridor

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Front Corridor:
Man's Best Friend   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Siktion   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unknown 5.10   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Pockets of Dirt   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fury   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Helltown   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Churning in the Dirt   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sound of Power   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Monster Skank   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Sunsplash   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sound of Power

Sound of Power 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  NV : Red Rock : ... : Front Corridor
The thin flakes seem to keep breaking, which lead to the rating change from 5.12a to 5.12b. After the publishing of Roxanna Brock's new guide another flake broke on a gaston move, resulting in locals raising the grade another letter to 5.12c.Easy climbing to the first bolt turns difficult quickly as you encounter a thin crimp. Some technical footwork leads you higher (3rd bolt) where you enter the second crux sequence, including a gaston to a small broken flake. IF you can pull through this move...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By yevquest
From: Southeast,US
Nov 5, 2008
According to my guidebook there are 5 routes on the left side but there now appears to be 7?

The last 4 seem pretty obvious, Churning, SoP, Sunsplash, and M. Skank.

I did the farthest left...cool slopey jugs to some crimps to a ledge and then pull a little roof to the chains. I think that's Pockets of Dirt.? (seemed easy for 11d?) Any idea what the other 2 are? In between Pockets and Churning?
By Rob Rice
From: Kansas City, Kansas
Mar 29, 2016
Found a red ATC-guide at the bottom of a gully on our way to Man's Best Friend. If yours, call me at 321-229-1705!

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