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Mud Spring Canyon Rock Climbing 

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The uncrowded Mud Spring Canyon is tucked into the gap south of Black Velvet and north of Windy Canyon. It contains mostly traditional climbs that still have a bit of a remote feel to them.

Getting There 

This area can be approached from the Black Velvet parking area. Follow the old dirt road west to the the point where the Black Velvet trail departs for the canyon. At this point, turn left and follow the road south until you can contour southwest on trail fragments and cross-country stretches until reaching the streambed near the canyon mouth. The canyon can also be reached from a turnout early on the Windy Canyon approach road, but the walking is generally tougher this way.

Climbing Season

For the Red Rock area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mud Spring Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mud Spring Canyon:
Chuckwalla 21   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 6 pitches, 900'   Global Peak
Beautiful Bastard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Mud Spring Wing
The Schwa   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   Mud Spring Wing
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Rock Climbing Photo: The route starts up the nicely shadowed right faci...

Chuckwalla 21 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  NV : Red Rock : ... : Global Peak
I climbed this route with Killer Killis and never lacked for conversation:)1st pitch goes up a right-facing flake with a bolt about 20 feet above the top of the flake. Three bolts in all. 150ft 2nd pitch goes straight up following numerous bolts. Be careful some hollow flakes but you can pick your way safely. 160ft 3rd pitch follow corner to a left-facing corner. 130ft 4th pitch goes straight up to a finger crack. Near the top take the crack on right 30 feet to bolted anchor, will be on your lef...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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