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USS Crag Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Jun 29, 2009


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The massive slab and prow sitting above the California 5.12. Gets all day sun for most of the season.

Getting There 

Approach as for California 5.12, continue past it, and turn uphill at a large, aesthetic boulder. 15-20 minutes from the parking area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in USS Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for USS Crag:
Rigger Mortis   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For USS Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Brandi 30 feet up on Rigger Mortis. 40 feet to go.

Rigger Mortis 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NV : Red Rock : ... : USS Crag
Climb the short corner to a break, traverse slightly right, and continue up the slab to the right of the bush in the rock face....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Jan 12, 2010
I'm sure people learning will be stoked to have some bolted 8's. Thanks Mike!
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 15, 2010
My pleasure! That being said, these are young routes that have seen very VERY few ascents, and so they still need to be cleaned a bit. Hopefully some new routes'll be going in soon!
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 4, 2010
Finally got around to camoing the bolt hangers.
By Brigette
From: Duvall, WA
Nov 29, 2010
These routes will be great easy additions to the area once they're cleaned a bit more. For now, take care to choose the non-breakable holds.
By Edward Pyune
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 14, 2013
Fun climbing! Cleaned some of the holds today (sorry to anyone below us!)
By Nicholas Gillman
From: Las Vegas
Oct 11, 2015
Added at beta pic ,even though its pretty strait forward what's where haha.

The rock here seems to have cleaned up nice and proper everything felt flawless.

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