Brass Wall Rock Climbing
Routes in Brass Wall
|Alternative Facts T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Arachnoworld T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Big Horn, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Bird Cage T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Birdland T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Black Hole, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Brass Balls T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Bus Stops Here T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Bush Pilots T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Chocolate Covered Bacon T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Cut Away T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R|
|Fungus folks T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Go Greyhound T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Heavy Spider Karma T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Hidden Persuaders, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|LojVegas T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Mushroom People T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Mystery Mushroom? T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X|
|No Laughing Matter T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Nowhere Man T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|One Stop in Tonopah T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Pazookieland T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Psycho Date T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Rawlpindi T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Ripcord T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Sea of Holes T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Serious Business T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Simpatico T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Sky Dive T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13|
|Sniveler T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Spectrum T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Tinkerbellfusse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X|
|Topless Twins T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Valore T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Varnishing Point T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Zen and the Art of Web Spinning T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|GPS:||36.126, -115.489 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Feb 16, 2004|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
DescriptionThe Brass Wall is a shorter wall with a few longer climbs. It is clearly not the Red Rocks classic canyon wall with its long multi-pitch routes and certainly not the classic Red Rocks sport crag with the wild red overhangs. In fact, it's not the classic Red Rocks anything, but it is a nice crag with nice climbs and worth a visit for sure.
The Brass Wall gets good daytime sun in the winter, 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. A few dirtier lines and broken juggy climbs are also to be found however. The routes there are mostly easy to moderate and all of them are trad, with fixed rap stations. A few hard lines are present as well.
The best lines I did on this wall were Heavy Spider Karma (5.6), Topless Twins (5.9) and Mushroom People (5.10+).
Once here, the nearby Straight Shooter Wall offers a few more route opportunities with mostly 5.11 grades, and a few sport routes.
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 TherePark as for Pine Creek Canyon and approach initially as for the Mescalito's 'dark side.' After spotting the Beer And Ice Gully, the huge gully above a dirty and broken red cliff band, head on a maze of ambiguous trails to reach the edge of the soft red cliff band. This dirt-piled mess can be soloed over, but that is dicey.
To the left of this gully is the Brass Wall, and to the right is Straight-Shooter Wall. Instead of battling through the red band, skirt its edge to either end (preferably right) and them make your way left to the Brass Wall. The climbs The Bus Stops Here, Mushroom People and Topless Twins should be visible as you approach.
Classic Climbing Routes at Brass Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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