Ragged Edges Area Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Ragged Edges cliff is the most obvious varnished face with a crack, which is Ragged Edges, running straight up the middle of it. The routes on this wall range from 5.5 to 5.11b. Most of the routes are either all trad or mixed with just a few bolts.
Ragged Edges-5.8 is the main attraction on this wall and most people who have climbed at Red Rock Canyon NCA have a tale or two about it.
[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA].
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
Classic Climbing Routes at Ragged Edges Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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