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Routes in Cannibal Crag

A Man in Every Pot S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baseboy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Baseboy (Bolted Variation) S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Caliban S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Caustic Cock S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elbows of Mac and Ronnie S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fear This S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fuck this Sport (aka Fear this Sport) S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Have a Beer with Fear S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ma and Pa Kettle S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mac and Ronnie in Cheese S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Maneater S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
New Wave Hookers S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Nipple Fish S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Pickled Cock S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Save the Heart to Eat Later S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
What's Eating You S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wonderstuff S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
You Are What You Eat T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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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 [Edit]

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 [Edit]

Refer to general directions for Calico Basin.

19 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cannibal Crag

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 286
Mac and Ronnie in Cheese
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 273
What's Eating You
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 43
Baseboy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 161
Have a Beer with Fear
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 249
Baseboy (Bolted Variation)
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 514
Caustic Cock
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 117
Elbows of Mac and Ronnie
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 70
Pickled Cock
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Fear This
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 96
Maneater
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 49
Save the Heart to Eat Later
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 27
Fuck this Sport (aka Fear this Sport)
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 68
New Wave Hookers
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 17
Wonderstuff
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mac and Ronnie in Cheese
 286
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
What's Eating You
 273
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Baseboy
 43
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Have a Beer with Fear
 161
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Baseboy (Bolted Variation)
 249
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Caustic Cock
 514
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Elbows of Mac and Ronnie
 117
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pickled Cock
 70
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Fear This
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Maneater
 96
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Save the Heart to Eat Later
 49
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Fuck this Sport (aka Fear t…
 27
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
New Wave Hookers
 68
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Wonderstuff
 17
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
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   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

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