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Lotta Balls Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.07801, -115.47777 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',8],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lotta Balls Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lotta Balls Wall:
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'   
Dodgeball   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
Trihardral   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     , 4 pitches, 400'   
Power to Waste   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Bruja's Brew   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the first pitch of Black Magic from j...

Black Magic 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Lotta Balls Wall
A nice route to combine with Lotta Balls, we thought it was just as good. Begin about 40ft right of Lotta Balls, at a sharp flake.P1-150ft. Climb the flake and then pass 2 bolts, heading right at the 2nd bolt into a thin crack. Climb the crack and face to belay at a single bolt (and gear in crack, or cool natural thread).P2-140ft. Straight up the crack and face to a 2 bolt anchor. Easier pitch, but a bit runout in places.P3-140ft. Avoid getting suckered into the left crack system by the fixed tc...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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Rock Climbing Photo: Shot from 3rd pitch belay on Lotta Balls.  Climber...
Shot from 3rd pitch belay on Lotta Balls. Climber...
Rock Climbing Photo: vegastradguy after lead on Trihardral, contemplati...
vegastradguy after lead on Trihardral, contemplati...
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Magic: A sweet pitch of rock with great posi...
Black Magic: A sweet pitch of rock with great posi...
Rock Climbing Photo: A Bighorn Sheep, and Lotta Balls Wall.  Taken 7/11...
A Bighorn Sheep, and Lotta Balls Wall. Taken 7/11...
Rock Climbing Photo: Even the boulders at the base have a lotta balls. ...
Even the boulders at the base have a lotta balls. ...
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By Mostafa
From: Alameda, CA
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.
By enkoopa
Jan 11, 2016
This is one of my favorite areas. You can get here nice and early and bang out two or three of the climbs here. For those from out of town looking to climb moderates, the value in this crag is huge!
By Mark Limage
Jan 12, 2016
For those from out of town who are looking to climb moderates this time of year, you won't need any sunscreen (value). If temps are normal to below normal from mid-November thru early February this wall is great training for how to climb with cold fingers (more value). Even if the wind is only blowing 5-10, your thermoregulatory skills will be on display before you finish the first pitch (even more value). If all goes well you can bang out as many routes as you want; it won't be crowded (the most value of all!). enkoopa the Eskimo is sand-bagging the sun-birds.

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