Whiskey Peak - East Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: A: Microbrew; B: Schaeffer's Delight; C: Lazy Butt...
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The lower eastern shoulder of Whiskey Peak is composed of the Lazy Buttress and several small faces that are to the left of the big white rockfall scar. There are many good moderate trad climbs in this area.
Several routes here end on or near the large platform called Lovers' Ledge. The easiest descent route crosses to the far side of the brushy gully behind the ledge, then goes up for 50 yards to the standard Whiskey Peak descent gully. This can be followed down and east, eventually wrapping around the base of the wall to the approach trail.
Walk west on the trail from the parking area. At the mouth of the canyon, the trail splits; take the uphill (left) branch directly up to the base of the wall. The trail reaches the rock immediately under Schaeffer's Delight.
Climbing Season For the Black Velvet Canyon area.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
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Gentle Ben's Afternoon Delight 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Whiskey Peak - East
After a few weeks of clipping bolts up at Charleston, I was eager to get back to trad climbing at Red Rock and was waiting for it to cool off enough to do so. A 'cold snap' was predicted for the weekend, and so I made tentative plans with a couple of friends to do Sick for Toys up in Black Velvet. After a slight mishap at work, I managed to mangle my left index finger a bit, leaving me in no condtion to lead .10c slab, so I elected to send my friends on their way to Sick for Toys while I called ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
View from the top of the buttress.
By Larry Graham
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 22, 2015
Just a head's up to those ending at Lover's ledge. The Handren book, as excellent as it is, does not describe the descent from there. It is important to know that the gully just below is NOT the same descent gully as for other Whiskey Peak descents. You need to scramble UP that gully a ways (as mentioned above in the intro to Whiskey Peak East) to intersect the "Frogland descent gully" which is well marked with cairns and a fairly easy descent down and back around to the north and the base of various climbs. We made the mistake yesterday of going DOWN the gully below the ledge. This was pretty dangerous, with much loose rock. It has been traveled and there is a needed rap station near the end but definitely not the best way to go.