Sweet Pain Wall Rock Climbing
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The Sweet Pain Wall is popular because it is overhung and is shady on summer afternoons. Although there is one 5.8 here the majority of the routes at this wall are in the 5.11 range.
[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA].
The approach to the Sweet Pain Wall is the same as for the Black Corridor, but instead of walking up onto the second section of slick rock continue walking (west) up the sandy wash and turn north up the first side canyon you come to.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sweet Pain Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sweet Pain Wall:
The Gambler 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Sweet Pain 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Lee Press On 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Sweet Pain Wall
Slave to the Grind 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Sweet Pain Wall
Immediately right of Glitter Gulch, Slave to the Grind starts with a long reach to a rail. Steep face climbing with a tricky crux around the third bolt. Climbing eases towards the top. Although given an 11b rating in the Brock guidebook, I felt it to be closer to 11c....[more] Browse More Classics in NV
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Peter Franzen
From: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 23, 2012
This is nice and shady when the rest of the 2nd pullout is in the sun in the afternoon.