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Kraft Boulders 


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Location: 36.1568, -115.4203 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Kraft Boulders are located before the Red Rocks Visitors center. Great Boulders outside of a residential area. Hundreds of problems from V0 to V10. The very first boulder is called the Cube and it is hard to miss considering its size. The cube is about 25 ft. with a many routes including Agent orange (V8). There is a rap anchor on the north side of the boulder if you get sketched out down climbing the V3.

IMPORTANT: Waste bags are provided by the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council in order to reduce human waste issues at the crags and boulders. Please feel free to take one, use as directed, and dispose of in any trash receptacle. Please do not leave them lying around, and do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas. The project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club's Cornerstone Conservation Grant, with additional funding from the Access Fund and Mountain Gear. Please do your part to be a good steward of this amazing climbing area.


Getting There 

From Vegas, take highway 159 past the campground but not quite to the visitors center. Take the right turn to red springs. You will wind through a neighborhood but keep going straight on the main road. The road will have a pull off for a trailhead which is popular but go right and straight down that road. The road has a dead end with gray rock on both sides of the road, park here. Take the trail in front of you. From there the trail takes you to the boulders in about a minute or two depending on how fast you walk.


Access Alert 

There are boulders in this area with archeological significance-- the Caliman boulder in particular. Please be mindful of rock art and be aware that it is illegal to climb within 50' of petroglyphs. Note also that the BLM is considering possible closures in this area, and being mindful of access issues can help keep the boulder open for climbing.


106 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',39],['2 Stars',51],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kraft Boulders:
Black Warm-up   V-easy 3     Trad, Boulder   Warm-up Boulders West (aka ...
Plumbers Crack (North side chimney)   V0-1 4+ R     Boulder, 25'   Plumber's Crack
Poker Chips   V0-1 4+     Boulder   Potato Chip
Full Traverse   V1-2 5     Boulder, 25'   Potato Chip
Perfect Poser   V2 5+ R     Boulder, 25'   The Cube
Potato Chips   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Potato Chip
Plumber's Crack   V2 5+ R     Boulder, 40'   Plumber's Crack
Monkey Left   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Monkey Bar Boulder
The Pearl   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   The Pearl
Blackstone   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Bathtub Boulder
Jones'n   V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 12'   Burnout Boulder
Monkey Pinch   V5 6C     Boulder, 30'   Monkey Bar Boulder
Slopey Traverse   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   Slopey Traverse Boulder
Classic Monkey   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   Monkey Bar Boulder
Vino Rojo   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Bathtub Boulder
Bubble Butt   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Bubble Butt Boulder
Monkey Bar Traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Monkey Bar Boulder
Angel Dyno   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Angel Dyno
Monkey Bar Direct   V9 7C     Boulder   Monkey Bar Boulder
Leaning Wide Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Plumber's Crack
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Photos of Kraft Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Desert Tortoise, near The Pearl, June 2004, Kraft Boulders.
Desert Tortoise, near The Pearl, June 2004, Kraft ...
Jona Marie Price at the Kraft Boulders. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Jona Marie Price at the Kraft Boulders.
Photo by B...
Betty Boulder
Betty Boulder
Picante Roof Boulder <br />
Picante Roof Boulder
Path to Kraft Boulders
Path to Kraft Boulders
Trashed car on the way to Kraft.
Trashed car on the way to Kraft.
Waste Bag dispenser at the Kraft Mtn. Trailhead courtesy of the American Alpine Club and the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council.  Please dispose of your waste properly!
Waste Bag dispenser at the Kraft Mtn. Trailhead co...
Lizard staying cool in June 2004, Kraft Boulders.
Lizard staying cool in June 2004, Kraft Boulders.
The Krafts
The Krafts
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By rex parker
From: las vegas n.v
Apr 23, 2007

Recently the residents of Calico have put up signs in the cul-de-sac, that tell people not to park in the very end of the cul-de-sac so please don't, just park before the signs, be courteous and don't taunt the labs!

By Schook
From: las vegas
May 10, 2007

A parking area is supposably being built on the west side of the cul-de-sac....more info as it becomes available.

By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Nov 12, 2007

Use the parking lot for Cannibal Crag and walk on the road that goes directly 'right' from the parking on the map (thanks for posting that) and you go down into a gulley and back out, if you keep heading straight you come to the Cube. Angle to the right if you want to go towards Potato Chip or Pearl boulders, etc. The bouldering guidebook available at the Red Rock visitor center is good.

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 12, 2011

On 5/12/11, the LVCLC and the BLM did a major repair and re-routing of the Kraft Boulders trail as it leaves the parking lot. Please use the new trail (well defined by post/cable entry and fully rock lined patch) and let the old one return to its pre-trail condition.

The trail was re-routed to help prevent erosion and to keep people from using the old trail.

By Adam T.
From: San Diego, CA
Apr 24, 2013

Pretty sure these are the coordinates for the parking lot: 36.156848,-115.420282

Please correct me if I'm wrong. Coordinates are so much easier than vague directions, without street names, in areas that are continually being developed. Hopefully this will save people some time.