Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

The Cannibal Crag is a gigantic boulder located near Red Spring. Cannibal has a total of 19 routes and is usually shaded. The routes at Cannibal Crag range from 5.6 to 5.12d, making this area popular with groups who have varying levels of ability. The routes described start on the western side, continuing around to the north and then to the eastern face, ending with the overhanging southern side. The approach time is about five to ten minutes. When you arrive at the boulder from the approach trail, you will be facing the northern side.

[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA]

Getting There

Refer to general directions for Calico Basin.

19 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cannibal Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 307
Mac and Ronnie in Cheese
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 300
What's Eating You
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 50
Baseboy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 178
Have a Beer with Fear
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 270
Baseboy (Bolted Variation)
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 574
Caustic Cock
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 127
Elbows of Mac and Ronnie
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 83
Pickled Cock
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Fear This
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 111
Maneater
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 61
Save the Heart to Eat Later
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 29
Fuck this Sport (aka Fear this S…
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 76
New Wave Hookers
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 18
Wonderstuff
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mac and Ronnie in Cheese
 307
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
What's Eating You
 300
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Baseboy
 50
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Sport
Have a Beer with Fear
 178
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Baseboy (Bolted Variation)
 270
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Caustic Cock
 574
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Elbows of Mac and Ronnie
 127
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pickled Cock
 83
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Fear This
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Maneater
 111
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Save the Heart to Eat Later
 61
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Fuck this Sport (aka Fear t…
 29
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
New Wave Hookers
 76
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Wonderstuff
 18
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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The Red Spring parking is fine unless you're planning to hang around until/after sundown. At that point, they can ticket/lock the gate and that might not help you out too much. For later sessions at calico, the traditional corner parking is better. Jun 28, 2007
mike moore
las vegas, nv
mike moore   las vegas, nv
On Wed., 12/2/2009, I replaced a missing bolt on a 5.10 at the Cannibal crag. I do not remember the route name, but it is on the backside and has a large chalked "X" written at the base of the route. It was the third bolt that was replaced. Dec 4, 2009
J W
Las Vegas, NV
J W   Las Vegas, NV
On 5/19/10, the ASCA finished major rebolting work on this crag. All routes were checked for good hardware and over two dozen bolts were replaced. All anchors are now equipped with mussy hooks for easy cleaning of the route.

Please see individual route descriptions for details of the work done. Also thanks to other folks who have tended to this crag in recent years and helped to keep it a safe place to climb in the afternoons! May 20, 2010
smassey
CO
smassey   CO
On the page for Ma and Pa in Kettle is a picture of the ring bolt that was formerly "protecting" the upper section of that route. If anyone has specific info about that bolt, please post it. Thx. May 20, 2010
Jeremy Almond
Las Vegas
Jeremy Almond   Las Vegas
I have added chains at the top of Cannibal crag on the east side. There are 2 sets added, which you can use to Rap down to Caliban-Baseboy anchors to top rope. It only had bolts up top. I added steel chains. Mar 14, 2017
garrett3
Seattle, WA
garrett3   Seattle, WA
Was climbing near 2 guys on Saturday March 3rd and one of them left his sportiva shoes. We thought we heard them say they were heading to the airport so we grabbed them to ship them back. PM me if all this sounds familiar and you lost your shoes. Mar 17, 2018