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Routes in Ragged Edges Area

Aikido Gun Boy T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Bodiddly T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Chicken Eruptus T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Crooked Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dense Dunce T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Diplomatic Immunity T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Dumptruck T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Footloose T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Getting Too Old for This S--t T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Go Ahead and Jump T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Go Ahead, Ok? T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Kemosabe T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lethal Weapon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Midheight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Midnight T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Nightman Cometh, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ok Ok Ok T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Plan F T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Plan F - first pitch (5.9) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ragged Edges T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Revoked T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sheep Trail T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Theme Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tonto T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description [Suggest Change]

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 [Suggest Change]

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ragged Edges Area

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 218
Tonto
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 111
Crooked Crack
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 9
Midnight
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 409
Ragged Edges
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Theme Book
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 85
Kemosabe
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 158
Plan F - first pitch (5.9)
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 150
Chicken Eruptus
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 35
Sheep Trail
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 60
Plan F
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 4
Bodiddly
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 6
Aikido Gun Boy
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tonto
 218
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Crooked Crack
 111
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Midnight
 9
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Ragged Edges
 409
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Theme Book
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Kemosabe
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Plan F - first pitch (5.9)
 158
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Chicken Eruptus
 150
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Sheep Trail
 35
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Plan F
 60
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Bodiddly
 4
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Aikido Gun Boy
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Trad
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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
Summerlin, NV
Weston L   Summerlin, NV
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

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