Elevation: 3,761 ft
GPS: 36.142, -115.421 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Feb 17, 2004 · Updates
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

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

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+
 3
Not So Smart
Aid
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 186
Abbey Road
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 17
Crackers for my Soup
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 69
Sir Climbalot
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 65
The Route to Mecca
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 344
Valentine's Day
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 67
The Haj
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 49
Pending Disaster
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
[Redacted]
TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Chicken Soup for the Soul
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 75
Scalawag
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 112
Side Effects
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 131
Ace of Hearts
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 26
Immoral
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Feelin' Groovy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Not So Smart Upper Tier
 3
C1+ Aid
Abbey Road Upper Tier
 186
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Crackers for my Soup Upper Tier
 17
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Sir Climbalot Upper Tier
 69
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Route to Mecca Upper Tier
 65
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Valentine's Day Upper Tier
 344
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Haj Upper Tier
 67
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pending Disaster Upper Tier
 49
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
[Redacted] Upper Tier
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Chicken Soup for the Soul Upper Tier
 32
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Scalawag Upper Tier
 75
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Side Effects Lower Tier
 112
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ace of Hearts Upper Tier
 131
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Immoral Upper Tier
 26
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Feelin' Groovy Lower Tier
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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