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Lost Creek Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.15538, -115.49833 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: J. Thompson on May 3, 2005
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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 >>>


This is the area located on the tier above Hidden Falls. Routes include Bighorn Buttress and Beau Geste.

Getting There 

There are several ways to approach this area. #1 scramble up ledges to the right of the Black Track buttress. #2 scramble up one of several gullies to the north of the waterfalls. There are several gullies that work but the best is located near the top of the route Heatwave. Once you gain the obvious large ledge system travel is fairly easy, just watch out for cacti!

Climbing Season

For the Willow Spring area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Creek Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Creek Canyon:
Bighorn Buttress   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
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Bighorn Buttress 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b NV : Red Rock : ... : Lost Creek Canyon
Bighorn Buttress ascend's the obvious varnished buttress located on the tier directly above the Black track buttress.Start near the right hand side of the buttress on top of a small pillar, on a good ledge. start up the face aiming for a short, thin crack leading to a small bush. Above the bush locate a bolt about 20ft up the face. Climb past the bolt and pull the bulge above(you'll be alittle runout), leading to another crack. Pitch 1 is 5.10- Belay at the obvious stance with fixed knots!! Pitc...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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