BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the balls.
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.
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
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
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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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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."
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.