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Elevation: 3,761 ft 1,146 m
GPS: 36.14212, -115.42055
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Feb 17, 2004 · Updates
Admins: Luke EF, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen
Warning Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

Moderate Mecca is just that - a mecca of many easy to moderate crack climbs. The climbing has quick access, straight-forward descents, and usually good pro. The face is sunny and warm, so it is well suited for colder days.

Getting There Suggest change

Take highway 159 to Calico Basin road. This is the first major road east of the main Red Rocks park. Follow this road to a T intersection, then take a left and park at the picnic area at the end of the road.

Hike south on a path uphill. Then descend a short ways until it is possible to contour around to your right (west). This is the Moderate Mecca. The routes all start from this ledge system, which has cliffs below and above.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Moderate Mecca

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
C1+
 5
Not So Smart
Aid
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 239
Abbey Road
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 30
Crackers for my Soup
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 74
Sir Climbalot
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 416
Valentine's Day
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
The Haj
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 61
Pending Disaster
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Chicken Soup for the Soul
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
[Redacted]
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 85
Scalawag
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 35
Immoral
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 150
Side Effects
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 155
Ace of Hearts
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 41
Feelin' Groovy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 18
Baby Swiss
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Not So Smart Upper Tier
 5
C1+ Aid
Abbey Road Upper Tier
 239
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Crackers for my Soup Upper Tier
 30
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Sir Climbalot Upper Tier
 74
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Valentine's Day Upper Tier
 416
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Haj Upper Tier
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pending Disaster Upper Tier
 61
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Chicken Soup for the Soul Upper Tier
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
[Redacted] Upper Tier
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Scalawag Upper Tier
 85
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Immoral Upper Tier
 35
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Side Effects Lower Tier
 150
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ace of Hearts Upper Tier
 155
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Feelin' Groovy Lower Tier
 41
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Baby Swiss Lower Tier
 18
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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