Dog Wall Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThis wall is popular, because it has moderate routes, one 5.7 and several 10's, 11's and a 12.
[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA].
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
Getting ThereTo get to the Dog Wall, follow the trail from the parking lot, down to the rock outcropping and hang a right (east) down into the wash. Follow the wash up canyon (west) to a side canyon running north-south. Turn right (north) into the side canyon and walk approximately 70 feet. The Dog Wall will be on your right and is the first little gully you can take out of the side canyon.
Classic Climbing Routes at Dog Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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