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Whiskey Peak

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
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 
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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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

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.

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.

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]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',12],['5.11',7],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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'   
Miss Conception   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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'   
Wholesome Fullback   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Triassic Sands   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
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'   
Return To Forever   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Delicate Sound of Thunder   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 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, 5 pitches, 750'   
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: A pic of the really nice fourth pitch of Frogland....

Frogland 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Whiskey Peak
A great route! And VERY popular. Start early.For the approach, take the trail that skirts the pink cliff band on the left. Work your way around the cliff band and to the right. Look for a huge roof capping a large slab and make your way to the crack on the right side of this feature. Scramble up a few 4th-class sections to the a nice terrace and the beginning of a LF corner/crack that has a few bolts (why?)... P1: 5.7, 150' Climb a crack in a block (awkward) to gain the left-facing corner...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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Rock Climbing Photo: On top of Frogland - best way to take in Vegas... ...
On top of Frogland - best way to take in Vegas... ...
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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