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Riding Hood Wall Rock Climbing 


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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

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Riding Hood Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
Rock Climbing Photo: 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 (which slid down the gully about 5 ft in Oct 2015 during really heavy rains).P1 – 5.9, 8 b’s, 70 ft, for the most part is a jug haul on vertical desert varnish, 2 chained anchors.P2 – 5.8, 8 b’s, 80 ft, Red Rock slab climbing with a thin crux midway, 2 chained anchors.P3 – 5.8, 8 b’s, 70 ft, the slab soon turns verti...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By HHairball
From: Las Vegas
Jan 6, 2015
36.149, -115.427
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