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Elevation: 4,442 ft
GPS: 36.1268, -115.48806
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The Straight Shooter Wall is a relatively short crag for Red Rocks and while it shares geology and Geography with its nearby twin, the Brass Wall, is has routes of a different character. Like it's neighbor, it is clearly not the Red Rocks classic canyon wall nor the classic Red Rocks sport crag with the wild red overhangs. It is however, a nice crag with a day or half-day's worth of 5.11 mixed or bolted climbs and worth a visit if in the area.

The Straight Shooter gets good daytime sun in the winter, and like the Brass Wall, the dark hard patina over the smooth rock gives it a bright glare in the strong light, and also forms the crags character: smooth, solid, and pleasant overall, though slick in spots. The lines here are varied with a few cracks and faces or both primarily in the easy 5.11 range.

Once here, the nearby Brass Wall offers a few sunnier route opportunities with mostly easy to moderate grades. If you find yourself seeking sun, the Beer and Ice Gully is your place to go, with routes from 5.10 to 5.13-(trad!).

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There is good GPS track on the map for the approach from the car. That should work perfectly, but if you need word directions for some reason:

Park as for Pine Creek Canyon and approach initially as for the Mescalito's 'dark side.' As you get close to being right underneath Straight Shooter Wall, the main trail swings quite close to a prow of the talus cone. This also coincides with the last wooden water bars in the trail, and just beyond this is a meadow on the right with a big white boulder in it. Branch right off of the main trail here onto a small trail and head up the talus cone. The climbs Straight Shooter and Forget Me Knot should be visible as you approach.

Alternatively, if you're starting further left along the cliff at the Brass Wall, you can just sidehill on the talus cone straight over to the Straight Shooter Wall. Probably easier than going all the way back down to the main trail. There are some OK social trails about 3/4 of the way up the cone, keep your eyes open and you can follow them.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Straight Shooter Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 532
Straight Shooter
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 77
Orange Clonus
Trad 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 108
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Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Straight Shooter
 532
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Orange Clonus
 77
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Sidewinder
 108
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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