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 with improvements by Byron Igoe
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, 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.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 164
Abbey Road
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 10
Crackers for my Soup
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 64
Sir Climbalot
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 313
Valentine's Day
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
The Haj
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 40
Pending Disaster
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
Fly From Soup to Nuts
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Soup Nazi
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 68
Scalawag
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Goose Poop Roof
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 101
Side Effects
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 124
Ace of Hearts
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
Immoral
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Feelin' Groovy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Abbey Road Upper Tier
 164
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Crackers for my Soup Upper Tier
 10
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Sir Climbalot Upper Tier
 64
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Valentine's Day Upper Tier
 313
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Haj Upper Tier
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pending Disaster Upper Tier
 40
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Fly From Soup to Nuts Upper Tier
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Soup Nazi Upper Tier
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Scalawag Upper Tier
 68
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Goose Poop Roof Upper Tier
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Side Effects Lower Tier
 101
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ace of Hearts Upper Tier
 124
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Immoral Upper Tier
 24
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Feelin' Groovy Lower Tier
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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