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Urban Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.23861, -115.31137 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Art Morimitsu on Apr 20, 2007
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Urban Crag from the current parking area.


Urban Crag is the first large cave on Lone Mountain look for the graffiti letters J M T. 14 routes exist ranging from 5.9-5.12a, sunny east facing with afternoon shade. The routes here are on mainly vertical to steep/slightly overhanging rock. Standout routes include Mud Tiger (5.11b), Dirt Lion (5.12a), Mega Poser (5.12a), Monster Truck Challenge (5.11d) and Twilight of a Poser (5.11a).

Getting There 

From the city park on Jensen just North of the mtn. Follow the trail south of the park to a large cave (ignoring the first smaller alcove you come to).

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Urban Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Urban Crag:
Navajo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Mud Tiger   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Navajo 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NV : La Madre Range : ... : Urban Crag
A fun route that moves from more polished limestone to very sharp rock. As of December 2014, there is graffiti of a red heart at the start of the climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Ron Graham
Dec 25, 2008
It seems like additional routes have been added to the Urban and Suburban Crags since Islands in the Sky was written. Does anyone have any info on them? We climbed what felt like 5.6+ and 5.7 routes for which we have not been able to find any documentation. Both climbs were VERY fun, albeit quite runout in sections outside of each route's crux.

Please share any info that you have.

Thanks ahead for your help!
By EmilyFox
From: Oakland, CA
May 10, 2011
I also climbed some bolted climbs in what felt like 5.5 - 5.8 range. Would love to see credit for who put them up.
By smassey
From: CO
Nov 7, 2011
I believe Leo Henson added quite a few routes to both crags. New topos are available at Desert Rock Sports.

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