Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Riding Hood Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Big Bad Wolf S 
Over the Hill to Grandmother's House T 
Physical Graffiti T 
Riding Hood T 

Riding Hood Wall  


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 36.15057, -115.42718 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 63,722
Administrators: Larry DeAngelo, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Peter Gram on Feb 18, 2004  with updates from xscreamskier24
Forecast:
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
Clear
79° | 56°
Clear
79° | 56°
Clear
77° | 51°
Clear
68° | 47°
Clear
65° | 47°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

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'   
Browse More Classics in Riding Hood Wall

Featured Route For Riding Hood Wall
Over the Hill to Grandmother's House - left variation

Over the Hill to Grandmother's House 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Riding Hood Wall
Another good route on the Riding Hood Wall. Over the Hill is the crack climb that pulls through a roof with black rock, right of Physical Graffiti. Many people only do the quality first pitch, and then rappel.P1) Make sure to protect the beginning moves well. This is the crux and the landing is not great. Pull through the roof crack with varnished rock. Continue up easier climbing to some slings in the crack for a belay.P2) Continue up the same crack system for a full rope length to the top...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of Riding Hood Wall Slideshow Add Photo
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...

Comments on Riding Hood Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -