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: Justin Johnsen, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc
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
 349
Dancin' with a God
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 614
Vagabonds
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 291
Fools Gold
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 390
Burros Might Fly
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 398
Burros Don't Gamble
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 429
Idiot Parade (aka Need to Rest)
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 259
The Heavy Hitter
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 438
Nightmare on Crude Street
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 317
Friend
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 543
Rebel Without a Pause
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 102
Michael Angelo
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 252
Foe
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 170
Psychobilly
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 98
Hips Don't Lie (aka Punch Drunk)
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 107
Livin' on Borrowed Time
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dancin' with a God Upper Level > Upper Level - Left
 349
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vagabonds Lower Level > Lower Level - Left
 614
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fools Gold Upper Level > Upper Level - Left
 291
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Burros Might Fly Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 390
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Burros Don't Gamble Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 398
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Idiot Parade (aka Need to R… Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 429
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Heavy Hitter Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 259
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Nightmare on Crude Street Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 438
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Friend Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 317
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Rebel Without a Pause Upper Level > Upper Level - Right
 543
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Michael Angelo Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 102
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Foe Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 252
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Psychobilly Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 170
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hips Don't Lie (aka Punch D… Lower Level > Lower Level - Right
 98
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Livin' on Borrowed Time Upper Level > Upper Level - Right
 107
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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