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Sandstone Quarry Rock Climbing 


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Description 

An easily accessed area containing several different sub-areas. Climbs are mostly one pitch climbs and run the full gamut of ratings.

Running Man is the classic, but don't forget Chrysler Crack a long 5.9 offwidth/squeeze Chimney.

Getting There 

Park at the Sandstone Quarry parking lot, a little way past the second pullout and, according to Swain, 2.7 miles along the loop road. Paths lead west, north and east to the sub-areas.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

200 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',73],['2 Stars',83],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',6],['5.8',11],['5.9',12],['5.10',41],['5.11',60],['5.12',44],['5.13',13],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',9],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sandstone Quarry

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sandstone Quarry:
Mexican Jacket   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Vaya con Queso
Man's Best Friend   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Front Corridor
Friction Face Panty Waist   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Running Man Wall
Chrysler Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Sandy Corridor
Trophy Crack   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   The Trophy Wall
Under the Boardwalk   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Pier
When the Cat's Away   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Holiday Wall
Walking on a Dream   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hidden Corridor
Running Man   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Running Man Wall
Sonic Youth   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sonic Youth Cliff
Native Son   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Wake-Up Wall
Soul Power   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   James Brown Area
Pain Check   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Wake-Up Wall
Keep Your Powder Dry   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Trophy Wall
Agent Orange   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Sonic Youth Cliff
Sound of Power   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Front Corridor
Ambushed   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 70'   The Secret 13 Wall
Monster Skank   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Front Corridor
Sunsplash   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Front Corridor
You Are What You Is   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   The Secret 13 Wall
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Featured Route For Sandstone Quarry
Rock Climbing Photo: Chrysler Crack

Chrysler Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Sandy Corridor
Chrysler Crack is a classic off-width romp located high over the Sandstone Quarry with a beautiful splitter crack in a dihedral and two featureless faces. In the first half of the climb you can choose to lieback the crack or employ off-width jamming and in the second half the crack is wide enough to chimney. Walk off left....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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Native plant (Agave utahensis) at Sandstone Quarry...
Rock Climbing Photo: December snow
December snow
Rock Climbing Photo: Post-climb trail run.  Nothing matches sandstone f...
Post-climb trail run. Nothing matches sandstone f...
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Reflections made possible from an early snow in Re...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo taken from the parking lot of Sandstone Quar...
Photo taken from the parking lot of Sandstone Quar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down at Sandstone Quarry from atop Turtle ...
Looking down at Sandstone Quarry from atop Turtle ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Grant Hiskes bouldering at the Sandstone Quarry. P...
Grant Hiskes bouldering at the Sandstone Quarry. P...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down towards "the boulder" durin...
Looking down towards "the boulder" durin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Reflections made possible from an early snow in Re...
Reflections made possible from an early snow in Re...
Rock Climbing Photo: Funky wall in Sandstone Quarry
Funky wall in Sandstone Quarry
Rock Climbing Photo: December snow in Red Rocks leaves a lasting contra...
December snow in Red Rocks leaves a lasting contra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Peter Vintoniv at Sandstone Quarry
Peter Vintoniv at Sandstone Quarry
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BETA PHOTO: Turnoff for Sandstone Quarry is the road to the ri...
Rock Climbing Photo: the scoop
the scoop
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I've seen plenty of homemade hangers, but this is ...

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