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Riding Hood Wall  


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Location: 36.15057, -115.42718 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Feb 18, 2004  with updates from xscreamskier24
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Description 

Riding Hood Wall has a few nice crack climbs on its north face. This is one of the larger rock formations in the Calico Basin area. One can descend any route by rapping off the west face, and then down climbing a steep gully.

Getting There 

Park at the Red Springs Picnic Area. Get there by taking the Calico Basin road to a T-junction, then take a left and park. Walk the trail north and west a short while, passing close by to the Cannibal Crag (huge boulder with bolted routes and overhanging faces). Continue a short ways down the trail, then wander up left through the boulders and slabs towards the largest rock formation in sight. This is the Riding Hood Wall.

Alternatively, park as for Cannibal Crag and approach from there.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.6 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Riding Hood Wall:
Physical Graffiti   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 290'   
Big Bad Wolf   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 220'   
Over the Hill to Grandmother's House   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
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Featured Route For Riding Hood Wall
View at the top of the route above the 3rd pitch.

Big Bad Wolf 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Riding Hood Wall
Big Bad Wolf is a 4 pitch sport route 30 ft left of Physical Graffiti. Scramble up the gully that leads to Riding Hood for about 20 ft. The route starts on a flat sloping rock. All bolt hangers are painted brown.P1 5.9, 8 bs, 70 ft, for the most part is a jug haul on vertical desert varnish, 2 chained anchors.P2 5.8, 8 bs, 80 ft, Red Rock slab climbing with a thin crux midway, 2 chained anchors.P3 5.8, 8 bs, 70 ft, the slab soon turns vertical with more large holds to the finish, 2 chai...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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This is a satellite image of the hike from (play button) the base of the Riding Hood Wall all the way down to the Red Springs Picnic parking lot (stop button). <br /> <br />There are various ticks (considered laps on my watch) which I have placed at strategic locations.  The first tick (lap1) is where the trails meet from both different parking areas.  The second tick is when you pass Cannibal Crag at its' closest point.  The finish is at the parking lot.  There seem to be a few trails that meander, since we returned in the dark we missed the perfect trail to get back to the parking lot, but no big deal.
BETA PHOTO: This is a satellite image of the hike from (play b...
Satellite image of the same picture previously described.
BETA PHOTO: Satellite image of the same picture previously des...

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