Mustang Ranch Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Mustang Ranch from approach. Photo by Blitzo.
These small crags lie to the east of Brownie Girl Dome
and southwest of Bear Island
and about 3/4 of a mile from the parking lot.
It is actually two small formations.
Most of the routes are on the east-side of both formations.
The Mustang Ranch was a brothel, located in Mustang, Nevada, 8 miles east of Reno. In 1971, Virginia City local, Joe Comforte opened The Mustang Ranch, Nevada's first licensed Brothel. It operated into the 1990s, when The I.R.S. took over the operation to recover back taxes. Mr. Comforte left the country, never to be seen again.
Hike the Wonderland Trail for about 3/4 mile, there will be a boulder on the right side of the trail with a dike across the bottom. Mustang Ranch is a short walk northwest from near this point.
Climbing Season For the North Wonderland Approach area.
Weather station 9.0 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Mustang Ranch
The Chicken Ranch 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA
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This trough, with three converging cracks is near the center of the cliff. The two on the left go all the way to a notch on top. Climb using the two cracks on the left. There is a hole in the rock at the notch on top, that can be slung for an anchor.The Chicken Ranch is a licensed brothel located in Pahrump, Nevada, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Mustang Ranch-both formations. Photo by Blitzo.
Mustang Ranch-East Formation-East Face. Photo by B...
Mustang Ranch-West Formation, East Face, center. P...
By Chris D
From: the couch
Oct 23, 2011
There's a couple of big glue-in eye bolts near the top of Pahrump that can be used to rap off the top of the west (higher) formation to the east, but be prepared to work your ass off to get your rope back after rapping...lots of friction on the gob of choss up top that you rap off of.
Didn't look too hard for a downclimb, but next time I think I'll look a little harder.