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Stratocaster Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beyond Reason S 
Choad Warrior S 
Choad Warrior (1st Anchor) S 
Cut Loose T,S 
Deluxe, The S 
Flame Ranger T,S 
Footloose S 
Marshall Amp S 
Mystery Route...Will update S 
One-Eyed Jacks S 
Pablo Diablo S 
Pablo Diablo Direct Extension S 
Party Down S 
Purple Haze S 
Stratocaster S 
Stratocaster Direct S 
Tier of Titans T,S 
Titan Rocket S 
Unknown  S 

Stratocaster Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,500'
Location: 36.15852, -115.4401 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tony B on Apr 7, 2006  with updates from Anonymous


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Stratocaster Wall, photo: Bob Horan Collection

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


This nice wall faces primarily west, but has some different aspects to it. Though it would generally get sun noon and past, depending on the season, I would imagine that one could find shade here and there beyond that hour.
The rock is mostly good and varies from thin to juggy, from slabby to steep, and has good routes across disciplines starting at about 5.11. Though most of these are sport, bring a rack for a few that are not.

Getting There 

Approach as for Running Man wall, but continue on the same tier for perhaps another 100 meters, passing The Nevada Book (nice photo on line) and continuing until some nice roofs are encountered. The first of these will contain the mixed Route 'Cut Loose'

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Stratocaster Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stratocaster Area:
Unknown    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Cut Loose   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Deluxe   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Marshall Amp   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
One-Eyed Jacks   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Footloose   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Stratocaster   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 125'   
Choad Warrior (1st Anchor)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Flame Ranger   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Stratocaster Direct   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Purple Haze   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Choad Warrior   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pablo Diablo   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Beyond Reason   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For Stratocaster Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Working through the crux of Cut Loose....

Cut Loose 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Stratocaster Area
Great route on the left end of the Stratocaster area.Climb the open-book left-facing corner and crack (5.10) for perhaps 15 meters to a roof. Clip bolts while traversing out right on the steep territory and pull the roof (bolts) to finish up to a fixed anchor.Lowering off may be hard on your rope, as would the second hang-dogging, so belay a solid partner from the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Dec 25, 2008
Ben, you should check this out while you're there. Are you gonna be back in town for New Year's? I'm planning to be at shelf for that weekend.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 11, 2011
Just like to extend a big thanks to the folks who did some serious work up here recently- the new mussy hooks on the anchors look great, as well as some other care and maintenance that has been done with longevity of the cliff in mind.

By Josh Janes
Nov 17, 2012
Anyone know what the undocumented route right of Choad Warrior is? Or the two undocumented routes between Marshall Amp and Stratocaster?
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 19, 2012
The route immediately right of Choad is .12b, I think. The one immediately right of Marshall Amp is 5.11c, and the one that branches far left off of Stratocaster Direct is a .12b (i think its mellow after the Strat start, though).
By Cunning Linguist
Nov 29, 2012
Janes is referring to the new routes that have epoxy drip patterns spread out underneath the left one with shitty homemade permamank, and the one on the right with the extra visible black chains on bolts three feet apart on 5.8 moves.

I'd be happy to out the culprits on here, but the local ethic seems to be to keep that kind of information quiet. The right route isn't bad minus the chain nonsense, the one on the left looks like a glued up pile that isn't calling my name with so many good pitches nearby.

Respect for getting the epoxy everywhere, that was a really nice touch. Green energy, recycling and wind power, spattered glue all over the place. One world.

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