Gateway Crag is situated partway up along the north side of Kraft Mountain. A traditional crag oriented around crack climbing. This crag is a good location if you're looking to try some harder cracks and/or not go sport climbing at Sunny & Steep. For a good day out do the 3 popular routes at Winter Heat and then cut over to this crag and do these two. The crag faces northeast and doesn't get much sun.
This crag can be approached from either west or east via Gateway Canyon.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gateway Crag:
Harsh Width 5.9 Trad, 60 feet
Horizontal Departure 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
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Harsh Width 5.9 NV : Red Rock : ... : Gateway Crag
To the left of Horizontal Departure is a very clean cut, vertical, off-width crack. Climb the off-width to a good belay stance beneath a chimney. A very good climb that requires actual off-width technique. Descent: Climb out of the chimney above the route, scramble down and west through some large talus. A gully leads out to the left (back east) where you can go under a large chockstone and do some 4th class downclimbing and then back to the base of the route. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV