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The Gun Club  

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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Nov 15, 2006
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The Gun Club is a small canyon with routes lining both sides. The majority of the routes are relatively short (40 ft), but the short approach and quality of the routes make this a great crag for an evening outing, or an all-day climbfest.

The south wall (north facing) gets shade from mid-morning onwards, while the north wall (south facing) gets sun for most of the day. The rock here is sharp, and requires careful technique as well as some callouses. =)

Getting There 

This approach is AWESOME; One of the easiest at La Madre! Take the 215 beltway to the West Cheyenne Ave. exit. Head west on Cheyenne past a small strip mall with a Chevron sign. The road curves to the right (north) and eventually intersects Alexander. BEFORE intersecting Alexander there is a dirt road heading west (left) toward the base of the escarpment. Follow this dirt road to an obvious parking area. You should see parallel canyon walls of The Gun Club to the West. Take the five-minute hike following the wash up the canyon to the base of the cliffs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Gun Club:
FN Five-seveN   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 30'   Right (North) Wall
Bushmaster   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Right (North) Wall
Twin Weapons of Mass Distraction   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   Right (North) Wall
Clay Pigeon   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Right (North) Wall
Point Blank   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Right (North) Wall
Staring Down The Barrel   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Right (North) Wall
Muzzle Loader   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Right (North) Wall
Slingblade   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Left (South) Wall
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Featured Route For The Gun Club
FN Five-seveN

FN Five-seveN 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NV : Lone Mountain : ... : Right (North) Wall
Short and sharp, but also has a cool little roof to pull. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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