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The Pier  

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Climbing Geometric Progression at the Pier.

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Shady and sheltered, the Pier makes a decent one-time destination if you are trying to escape either the sun or the wind. It seems lightly traveled and lacks the ogling crowds of the crags near the first two pull-outs. The stone is attractive and solid. The routes are mostly difficult (5.11 and up) and range from 10 to 25 meters in height.

Getting There 

From the Sandstone Quarry parking lot, head back out on the street a few meters, walking less than a minute back towards the second pullout- a trail will depart from the road and take you towards the main red rock enscarpement. follow this for a few hundred meters at most, where-upon a long 'pier' or 'dock' or rock will become apparent at ground level. This is the crag. All climbs are approached via the downward sloping trail at the left side of this long rock formation.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Pier:
Long Walk Off Of a Short Pier   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Under the Boardwalk   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Basement   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cling Free   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Thirsty Quail   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Pier Pressure   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Geometric Progression   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Poco Owes Me a Concert   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Almost but not Quite   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Destiny   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Geometric Progression 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  NV : Red Rock : ... : The Pier
This is the classic route on the cliff. Look for the hueco half way up the route. The Crux is very crimpy and technical and involves a high step and long balancy reach.Apparently a hold in the crux has crumbled and it's now harder....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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