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.
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.
Browse More Classics in Mud Spring Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mud Spring Canyon:
The Sidewinder 5.7 Trad, 5 pitches, 800 feet, Grade II
Horn/Carson 5.8 PG13 Trad, 5 pitches, 650 feet, Grade II
Chuckawalla 21 5.9 PG13 Trad, 6 pitches, 900 feet, Grade IV
The Schwa 5.10d Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet
Featured Route For Mud Spring Canyon
The Schwa 5.10d NV : Red Rock : Mud Spring Canyon
The Schwa is a striking splitter crack that divides a beautiful piece of white sandstone. The route is difficult to spot from the main trail, but once you begin ascending the hill, the route is obvious. The route has two first pitches- The original start went up the gully to the right of the route, then traversed left along a ledge to the base of the crack (110', 5.7). The direct start is .10d and goes up the obvious line to the base of the crack. The crack itself is .10d and approximately 90' ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV