Elevation: 4,079 ft
GPS: 36.155, -115.436 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Feb 16, 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

The Black Corridor is an extremely popular area for 5.9-5.10 sport climbing. Usually shady apart from midday when the sun shines directly down into the corridor, this area tends to have it's own micro climate and is sheltered from the wind and climbable year-round.

Human waste is a major problem here: You'll notice the smell of urine as you enter the corridor as well as a Wag bag dispenser. Please use the Wag bags or return to the trailhead bathroom. If you have to urinate, please walk much further than "around the corner" to do your business.

The corridor can become extremely crowded - a little courtesy (keeping your equipment organized and out of the way of traffic, using your indoor voices, and keeping your children, pets, and significant others under control are all greatly encouraged).

The area is subdivided into two sections (the upper and lower levels) which are separated by a pile of boulders.

Getting There

Follow the trail from the parking lot until it drops down into the lower wash. Continue walking through the wash and up and over slickrock passing several pools of water to another wash. Cross this sandy wash to another rib of slickrock. Up and over this into a narrow wash which is followed to the entrance to the lower level.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Black Corridor

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 549
Vagabonds
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 256
Fools Gold
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 343
Burros Might Fly
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 354
Burros Don't Gamble
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 219
The Heavy Hitter
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 370
Idiot Parade (aka Need to Rest)
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 376
Nightmare on Crude Street
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 268
Friend
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 467
Rebel Without a Pause
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 130
Unknown 5.11a (AKA Black Corrido…
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
Michael Angelo
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 208
Foe
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 154
Psychobilly
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 86
Hips Don't Lie (aka Punch Drunk)
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 92
Livin' on Borrowed Time
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Vagabonds Lower Level > Lower Level - Left
 549
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fools Gold Upper Level > Upper Level - Left
 256
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Burros Might Fly Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 343
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Burros Don't Gamble Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 354
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Heavy Hitter Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 219
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Idiot Parade (aka Need to R… Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 370
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Nightmare on Crude Street Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 376
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Friend Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 268
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Rebel Without a Pause Upper Level > Upper Level - Right
 467
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Unknown 5.11a (AKA Black Co… Lower Level > Lower Level - Left
 130
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Michael Angelo Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 82
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Foe Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 208
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Psychobilly Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 154
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hips Don't Lie (aka Punch D… Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 86
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Livin' on Borrowed Time Upper Level > Upper Level - Right
 92
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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