Harrison Pass is a beautiful granite batholith that has been eroded into many domes, boulders fins and blocks that have a wide range of crystal sizes and climbing styles from solid slab climbing, face climbing on dikes and of course the cracks that will leave you bleeding and wanting more. This area is currently under development and has an opportunity for many first accents. One thing to be mindful of is Your waste pack it in pack it out there are many great spots to camp but some have been trashed due to this being a very popular hunting spot. This also being said watch out for the dear and hunters alike.
All the camping is on BLM land except for clearly marked areas that are private property (the small ghost town and some ranches) leave as little impact as possible and help out by picking up the trash of others whenever you can.
Harrison pass is located in the Ruby Mountains of North central Nevada it is about an hour drive south of Elko. From Elko head south on 227 till it intersects 228 take a right at the stop light and keep on going past the small town of Jiggs (great place to stop for a beer they have bud, bud light and Coors all in bottles and you can talk to the owner Harry Peters about the two headed stuffed calf mounted on the wall) past Jiggs you will follow the signs to Harrison pass (take the left fork) and you will start seeing rock outcrops on the left hand side of the road. The road will eventually turn to dirt (this is not plowed in the winter) and you will see many formations on both sides of the road with the largest ones to the south. Itís crazy to think that most of these formations have not been climbed on and is just a great place to get lost.
10 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Harrison Pass
|By Tommy O.|
Apr 21, 2013
This is a new project that a few of us from Elko have started the routes are a combination of rap bolting and lead bolting with as much trad climbing as possible. There is little evidence of others climbing in the area aside from one bolt that we came across on the top of "the trailer park" if anyone has any information about previous accents or established routes donít hesitate to add them here. As for our project some routes will start off just as TR but we will update mountain project when we have equipped them with lead bolts. Hope you guys enjoy the new area I know I am.
Jun 6, 2013
Did one route in 1989. left due to very poor rock quality. Did see one very old bolt on one formation.
Confirmed poor rock quality in 2011.
Did the routes clean up?
|By Tommy O.|
Jun 11, 2013
The rock quality varries and is directly rwlatrd to the quartz content in the rock it ranges from granite to monzontie with rock quality similar to that of j tree can be sharp or have a "ball bearing" feel to it but can have a solid patina as well.
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 23, 2013
Took a day to check this out when we ran into Tommy O in Lamoile Canyon. Gorgeous and remote! I've got a bunch of other picks of stuff I want to climb! So much FA potential, especially with a drill!