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.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
25 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'
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'
Mazatlan 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
Ixtlan 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Whiskey Peak
Ixtlan (aka Ixtalan, Journey to Ixtlan) is a unique climb that every person who has ever walked into Black Velvet has ogled. It tops out on Whiskey Peak, but almost everybody (including me) stops at the top of the three short initial pitches, each memorable.P1) climb thin steep face past several fat bolts to a stance, then traverse right to a station. short pitch. 70'? 5.11c. no trad gear necessary.P2) up the flake system. really fun climbing for another short pitch. 90'? easy 5.10. pro is finic...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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