Straight Shooter Wall Rock Climbing
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The Straight Shooter Wall is a relatively short crag for Red Rocks and while it shares geology and Geography with its nearby twin, the Brass Wall, is has routes of a different character. Like it's neighbor, it is clearly not the Red Rocks classic canyon wall nor the classic Red Rocks sport crag with the wild red overhangs. It is however, a nice crag with a day or half-day's worth of 5.11 mixed or bolted climbs and worth a visit if in the area.
The Straight Shooter gets good daytime sun in the winter, and like the Brass Wall, the dark hard patina over the smooth rock gives it a bright glare in the strong light, and also forms the crags character: smooth, solid, and pleasant overall, though slick in spots. The lines here are varied with a few cracks and faces or both primarily in the easy 5.11 range.
Once here, the nearby Brass Wall offers a few sunnier route opportunities with mostly easy to moderate grades. If you find yourself seeking sun, the Beer and Ice Gully is your place to go, with routes from 5.10 to 5.13-(trad!).
Park as for Pine Creek Canyon and approach initially as for the Mescalito's 'dark side.' After spotting the Beer And Ice Gully, head in. To the left of this gully is the Brass Wall, and to the right is Straight Shooter Wall. This means to watch the huge gully above dirty and broken red cliff band. Head toward this on a maze of ambiguous trails to reach the edge of the soft red cliff band. This dirt-piled mess can be soloed over, but that is dicey.
Instead of battling through the red band, skirt its right-hand edge and then make your way back up the hill to the base of the Straight Shooter wall. The climbs Straight Shooter and Forget Me Knot should be visible as you approach.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Straight Shooter Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Straight Shooter Wall:
Sidewinder 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
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Straight Shooter 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NV
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Splitting the Straight Shooter wall is a perfect little finger crack. This is Straight Shooter.There are no feet through the crux and if your fingers are on the large side it will feel harder than 5.9 (it did for me). Very short but fun little climb.Rap with 1 rope.* There is a 5.11a right of this route that can be TR'd after SS is led. Thin slab!...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
By Scott Conner
From: Lyons, CO
Mar 10, 2004
This wall, as well as the Brass Wall, is easy to get to. Take the main Pine Creek/Mescalito trail until you are even with the start of the small red band. Look for a large white boulder and then a small clearing off to the right. A very good trail heads up the slope from here and pass right below Straight Shooter and Brass wall.
By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Mar 15, 2013
Another good way to find this wall is to take a right on a small unmarked trail directly after the wood steps that are designed to prevent erosion of the trail.