Whiskey Peak Rock Climbing
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This is the small summit on the left side of the canyon (in front of Black Velvet Peak from the parking lot). Of course, small is relative here as its NE face is probably 700' high in places. Routes on this face tend to be quite shady and can be very cold on windy days, or in the winter.
Walk up the main drainage and head left ot the base of the wall, depending on the route. Approaches to all routes on this wall are less than 1/2 hour, and many are popular.
For the many routes ending on the Whiskey Peak summit, the descent follows the obvious gully leading down to the east. As you start the descent, wander left (north) on slabs to the left side of the gully. Class 2 and 3 scrambling leads down to a point where a trail leads left out of the gully to join the approach trail underneath Schaeffer's Delight
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
27 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Whiskey Peak
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Whiskey Peak:
Frogland 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 6 pitches, 700'
Raindance 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Sand Felipe 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 110'
Amber 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Our Father 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
R Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Mazatlan 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Perplexity 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Cole Essence 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 115'
Ixtlan 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 200'
Matzoland 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Whiskey Peak
Wholesome Fullback 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Whiskey Peak
This route ascends the left side of the large pillar at the right side of Whiskey Peak. Approach from the streambed up a trail just past a house-sized boulder on the right side of the wash.I'll describe 3 pitches but any two can be combined.P1 (5.10a, 50'): climb a thin crack just right of a dihedral that leads up to the obvious crack higher up. The crux comes almost immediately and is well protected. Step left below an obvious hand-sized crack to belay at a bolted anchor.P2 (5.10a, 50'): cli...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
BETA PHOTO: The central portion of Whiskey Peak.
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Feb 27, 2015
Register at the top of Whisky Peak is full, as of 2/21/15. If you are heading up Frogland or any others, please bring a new notebook.