Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

The 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].

Getting There

The Ragged Edges Area is one half mile up the Willow Springs road on the left.

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Tyson Anderson
SLC, UT
Tyson Anderson   SLC, UT
Exact crag location:
N 36.15762, W -115.49789

maps.google.com/maps?f=q&so… May 15, 2009
saxfiend
Decatur, GA
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
Based on recent experience, this area was apparently developed by someone with a limited understanding of the Yosemite decimal system. May 12, 2013
Weston L
NEVADASTAN
Weston L   NEVADASTAN
In what sense do you mean that, saxfiend? May 16, 2013
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
That's an interesting comment, as I have always considered many of the climbs here pretty benchmark at their grades. May 16, 2013
He means that Joe Herbst, Mark Moore, Jon Martinet, Matt McMackin, Nick Nordblom, Randall Grandstaff, Jeff Lansing, John Landaker, Jim Whitesell, Richard Harrison, Wendell Broussard, Paul Van Betten, John Bachar, and Sal Mamusia don't get the whole Yosemite Decimal System.

I don't think anyone really understands the Yosemite Decimal System, so maybe ol' Sax is onto something here. Though getting spanked at the Springs is a pretty unusual thing. He must've trusted the wrong description of Aikido Gun Boy or something. May 17, 2013
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
Sorry Saxfiend, I'm with John and Killis. The grades seem pretty right on here and, generally speaking, soft elsewhere in Red Rock though not all places. May 17, 2013
Sergey Shelukhin
Seattle, WA
Sergey Shelukhin   Seattle, WA
Not sure why this crag gets such high stars... it's very good for practice but routes are short and not fun at all.
I feel like every route we tried was crappy compared to any (non-walking :)) pitch of e.g. Birdland, Cat in the Hat, Dark Shadows, etc. May 15, 2018