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Routes in Riding Hood Wall

Big Bad Wolf S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
In Through the Out Door T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lil' Red T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Over the Hill to Grandmother's House T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Physical Graffiti T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Riding Hood T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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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

Riding Hood Wall has a few nice crack climbs on its north face. This is one of the larger rock formations in the Calico Basin area. One can descend any route by rapping off the west face, and then down climbing a steep gully.

Getting There

Park at the Red Springs Picnic Area. Get there by taking the Calico Basin road to a T-junction, then take a left and park. Walk the trail north and west a short while, passing close by to the Cannibal Crag (huge boulder with bolted routes and overhanging faces). Continue a short ways down the trail, then wander up left through the boulders and slabs towards the largest rock formation in sight. This is the Riding Hood Wall.

Alternatively, park as for Cannibal Crag and approach from there.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Riding Hood Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 739
Physical Graffiti
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 717
Big Bad Wolf
Sport 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 103
Over the Hill to Grandmother's House
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Physical Graffiti
 739
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Big Bad Wolf
 717
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Over the Hill to Grandmothe…
 103
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
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Harry Ronsman
Las Vegas, NV
Harry Ronsman   Las Vegas, NV
Justin Meyer
Madison, WI
Justin Meyer   Madison, WI
Beware of the squirrels in this area. They are fast and aggressive and will steal your food even if you are sitting next to it.

Based on the comments for Physical Graffiti the squirrels will also bite through your bag. Place a piece of gear (but not in the way of any climb or rap) and hang your bags from it. Thankfully the squirrels have not yet learned how to rock climb. May 2, 2018

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