Elevation: 4,414 ft
GPS: 36.125, -115.491 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tony B on Feb 16, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

The 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.

Getting There

Park 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Brass Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 102
Heavy Spider Karma
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 75
Rawlpindi
Trad 5 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,159
Birdland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 159
Varnishing Point
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 85
The Big Horn
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 264
Topless Twins
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 72
Bush Pilots
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
No Laughing Matter
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Brass Balls
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
The Black Hole
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 161
Mushroom People
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
Spectrum
Trad 7 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 14
Go Greyhound
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 17
Fungus folks
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 18
Sky Dive
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heavy Spider Karma
 102
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Rawlpindi
 75
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Birdland
 1,159
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Varnishing Point
 159
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The Big Horn
 85
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Topless Twins
 264
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bush Pilots
 72
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
No Laughing Matter
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Brass Balls
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
The Black Hole
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Mushroom People
 161
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Spectrum
 28
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 7 pitches
Go Greyhound
 14
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Fungus folks
 17
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
Sky Dive
 18
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
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