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The Black Corridor

Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 04-Second Pullout (Ca…
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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Climbers in the Black Corridor, 5 frame HDR
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Climbers in the Black Corridor, 5 frames HDR
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Mel Rivera on "757 2x4" <br>
Link - http://www.timetoclimb.com/climbing/the-black-corridor-sport-climbing-in-red-rock/
[Hide Photo] Mel Rivera on "757 2x4" Link - http://www.timetoclimb.com/climbing/the-black-corridor-sport-climbing-in-red-rock/
The coolest beetle ever inside the Black Corridor!!
[Hide Photo] The coolest beetle ever inside the Black Corridor!!
Kevin Santos pulling the rope to make the clip<br>
Link - http://www.timetoclimb.com/climbing/the-black-corridor-sport-climbing-in-red-rock/
[Hide Photo] Kevin Santos pulling the rope to make the clip Link - http://www.timetoclimb.com/climbing/the-black-corridor-sport-climbing-in-red-rock/
Last route on the left before the higher level.
[Hide Photo] Last route on the left before the higher level.
Don't know the name of the route.
[Hide Photo] Don't know the name of the route.
Kevin Santos on "Rebel without a Pause" <br>
Link - http://www.timetoclimb.com/climbing/the-black-corridor-sport-climbing-in-red-rock/
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Mel Rivera on "Bonaire" <br>
Link - http://www.timetoclimb.com/climbing/the-black-corridor-sport-climbing-in-red-rock/
[Hide Photo] Mel Rivera on "Bonaire" Link - http://www.timetoclimb.com/climbing/the-black-corridor-sport-climbing-in-red-rock/
Black Corridor - lower level
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Euan on a cruise
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Mel Rivera on "Bonaire" <br>
Link - http://www.timetoclimb.com/climbing/the-black-corridor-sport-climbing-in-red-rock/
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Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

J W
Las Vegas, NV
[Hide Comment] Foe got its mangled hanger replaced this spring.

I am semi-concerned about that route, though- the entire crux bulge is not attached to the rock at all...a little disconcerting when i was drilling into a giant hollow piece of rock! Jul 27, 2010
[Hide Comment] Most of the Corridor now has new bolts/hangers. John Wilder, Scott Massey, Dave Retzlaff, Cassondra Long, Mike Bond, and many others helped out. Many thanks! Now the rest of you, donate to the ASCA please. May 9, 2011
John Hegyes
Las Vegas, NV
[Hide Comment] The new bolts are great. Thanks a lot! Jul 14, 2011
Eric-D
Las Vegas, nv
[Hide Comment] Hope this helps. Map from the 2nd pullout parking lot to the entrance of Black Corridor. This is for 1 of 3 possible routes and does go around the potholes for when they are full of water.

maps.google.com/maps/ms?msi… Jul 31, 2011
J W
Las Vegas, NV
[Hide Comment] @Eric-D- that map is not correct. the approach drops into the wash on the right before breaking left onto the low slabs left of the pot-hole slot. Jul 31, 2011
Eric-D
Las Vegas, nv
[Hide Comment] John it is easier to take the wash. I will make sure to take that route next time and replace the map. Aug 5, 2011
Eric-D
Las Vegas, nv
[Hide Comment] I have sorted the routes from left to right. The routes start at the lower level left side, then to the upper level left, then to the upper level right side, then finally the right lower level. The routes go clockwise from the first route on the left around to the first route on the right.

There are a few routes in middle of the lower right area that may be out of order. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made.

Eric Aug 9, 2011
hasan Adil
portland,me
[Hide Comment] Was there a few days ago, there's a 10c/d route, it was maybe third or fourth route on left when you enter. It has a big undercling flake w an X on it and its very fragile. It may be a good idea to break that off before it "falls on its own"/"climber steps on it" and it hits someone in the head or the belayer in the face. May 24, 2012
Henri Alexander
Las Vegas
[Hide Comment] This area is a must for single pitch sport climbers and top-ropers alike. The rock is super solid and there are over 30 routes stacked into this narrow corridor that almost makes it look like an outdoor gym. While it can get pretty crowded, there is enough space and routes for all. Dec 3, 2014
Matt.C
Henderson, NV
[Hide Comment] Please don't smoke in the Corridor. Mar 18, 2015
C Archibolt
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] This was the most dangerous climbing I've done in Red Rock, and not because of bad bolts... because there was a party on every single climb and no matter where you sat, you were in the danger zone. Climbers were kicking down rocks and dropping quick draws. The place was nuts. I had to leave and go do long trad routes because I feared for my safety. Sep 19, 2015
[Hide Comment] Was climbing here on staurday february 11th at the end of the black corridor when we were hit by a flash flood. I had to leave two black diamond draws on the wall at the very back of the canyon, I also had a friend lose a sling with a few locking beaners on it. if you find these up here we would really appreciate getting them back. will pay for postage and buy you a beer. Thanks and enjoy.

-Sam Feb 13, 2017
[Hide Comment] A flash flood? I haven't heard that one before! Feb 13, 2017
a Ball
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] A total zoo on a Thursday morning in March. Is it ever quiet here? The one route we did was fun, but not worth the crowds... Apr 1, 2017
Patrick Beeson
Portland, OR
[Hide Comment] This area was terrible. Worse than the gym on a crowded evening. Small dogs without a leash, camera bros, no helmets, incessant yelling and conversations (so you can't hear your climber or belayer; I could go on. Avoid this place! Apr 3, 2019
Arch Richardson
Grand Junction
[Hide Comment] Awe come on... It's a great place. Apr 13, 2019