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Amber T 
Archaeopteryx T 
Back to Basics T 
Bourbon Hangover T 
Bourbon Street T 
Canadian Club T 
Cole Essence T 
Delicate Sound of Thunder, The T 
Desert Wave T 
First Grader T 
Frogland T 
Ixtlan T,S 
Kenny Laguna T 
Matzoland S 
Mazatlan T 
Miss Conception T,S 
Misunderstanding, The T 
Only the Good Die Young T,S 
Our Father T 
Perplexity T 
Raindance T,S 
Return To Forever T 
Sand Felipe S 
Sandblast T 
Tales from the Gripped T,S 
Triassic Sands T 
Wholesome Fullback T 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

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

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'   
Bourbon Street   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 7 pitches, 650'   
Bourbon Hangover   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches   
The Misunderstanding   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Raindance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Wholesome Fullback   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Miss Conception   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Sand Felipe   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 110'   
Triassic Sands   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
Our Father   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Amber   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Perplexity   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Return To Forever   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Mazatlan   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
The Delicate Sound of Thunder   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Cole Essence   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 115'   
Tales from the Gripped   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   
Only the Good Die Young   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches   
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'   
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Featured Route For Whiskey Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the crux moves on the 2nd pitch

Triassic Sands 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  NV : Red Rock : ... : Whiskey Peak
A great crack climb. Many parties rap after the 2nd or 3rd pitch but the 4th pitch is great also and the descent is relatively quick and simple. From the parking lot, follow the road and then trail into Black Velvet Canyon. Soon the main NE wall of Whiskey peak will be prominent to your left, and this route is 150' right of the offwidth Ixtalan, which is the most obvious crack visible from below.P1: Climb a left facing corner to a big ledge (5.7, 40'). This pitch could conceivably be combine...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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Rock Climbing Photo: The central portion of Whiskey Peak.
BETA PHOTO: The central portion of Whiskey Peak.

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By DesertRat
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.

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