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Lotta Balls Wall 


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Location: 36.07801, -115.47777 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Feb 16, 2004
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Description 

Excellent rock, good quality traditional routes, and a bit of shade characterize this north-facing wall. Most of the climbs are four pitches long and end on a broken ledge system part way up the main face. The standard descent is via the gully on the left (east) side of the face. Some scrambling and 2 or 3 short rappels get you down to the easy terrain. As you approach the bottom stay tight to the left and hug the base of the cliff. Climb down through a small notch to arrive exactly at your pack.


Getting There 

Park at the First Creek trailhead on Route 159. Follow a wide trail west. As the trail nears the mouth of the canyon, it drops into the wash for a while. It then continues on the bench on the south side of the stream until it climbs the short steep hill to the base of the wall


14 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lotta Balls Wall:
Dodgeball   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
Trihardral   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     , 4 pitches, 400'   
Lotta Balls   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 420'   
Black Magic   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 580'   
Bruja's Brew   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
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Andrei Dorenbaum finishing up p2.

Lotta Balls 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Lotta Balls Wall
Lotta Balls is a very unique route. Although not that long as far as Red Rocks trad routes go, it has very good climbing. Do the 45 minute approach to the Lotta Balls wall from the First Creek Trailhead.P1) Climb up horizontal crack features on the huge leaning boulder. Once on top of the boulder, climb the left facing corner and up a flake system to a fixed anchor on a small ledge (bolted anchor). (5.6)P2) Climb up the namesake section of the rock. There is no crack here, only a lotta ball...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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vegastradguy after lead on Trihardral, contemplating a new project on L.B.Wall behind
vegastradguy after lead on Trihardral, contemplati...
Shot from 3rd pitch belay on Lotta Balls.  Climber in blue is on Black Magic.  Climber in red is on Romper Room wall.
Shot from 3rd pitch belay on Lotta Balls. Climber...
A Bighorn Sheep, and Lotta Balls Wall. <br /> <br />Taken 7/11/07
A Bighorn Sheep, and Lotta Balls Wall.

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Lotta Balls Wall
BETA PHOTO: Lotta Balls Wall
Black Magic: A sweet pitch of rock with great position in a beautiful canyon.
Black Magic: A sweet pitch of rock with great posi...
Even the boulders at the base have a lotta balls. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2006.
Even the boulders at the base have a lotta balls. ...
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By Mostafa
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 22, 2012

Decent from the wall has three raps. Careful not to miss the 3rd rap station it will be on the left. The second is a short one.

By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 5, 2012

3 raps with a single 60 will get you down safely. Make sure you've got your ends even, the first rap is about 95 feet.

By Greg Howland
Mar 25, 2013

"Decent from the wall has three raps. Careful not to miss the 3rd rap station it will be on the left. The second is a short one."

+1

Second rap heads towards the healthy tree out at the edge of a ledge and is on the rappeller's/climber's right. Keep right of the brush aiming for the tree and bolts marking the final rap will be obvious when even with the tree.