Elevation: 4,829 ft
GPS: 36.034, -115.463 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: George Bell on Feb 26, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

This is the small summit on the left side of the canyon (in front of Black Velvet Peak from the parking lot). Of course, small is relative here as its NE face is probably 700' high in places. Routes on this face tend to be quite shady and can be very cold on windy days, or in the winter.

Getting There

Walk up the main drainage and head left ot the base of the wall, depending on the route. Approaches to all routes on this wall are less than 1/2 hour, and many are popular.

For the many routes ending on the Whiskey Peak summit, the descent follows the obvious gully leading down to the east. As you start the descent, wander left (north) on slabs to the left side of the gully. Class 2 and 3 scrambling leads down to a point where a trail leads left out of the gully to join the approach trail underneath Schaeffer's Delight.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Whiskey Peak

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 135
Schaeffer's Delight
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,110
Frogland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 161
Bourbon Street
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Cadillac Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 136
The Misunderstanding
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Rain Dance
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 170
Sand Felipe
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 379
Wholesome Fullback
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 76
Miss Conception
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 686
Triassic Sands
Trad 6 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 233
Our Father
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 39
Mazatlan
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 117
The Delicate Sound of Thunder
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 89
Only the Good Die Young
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 115
Ixtlan
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Schaeffer's Delight Whiskey Peak - East
 135
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Frogland N Face
 1,110
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Bourbon Street N Face
 161
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Cadillac Crack Rad Cliff
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Misunderstanding N Face
 136
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Rain Dance N Face
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sand Felipe N Face
 170
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Wholesome Fullback N Face
 379
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Miss Conception N Face
 76
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Triassic Sands N Face
 686
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Our Father N Face
 233
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Mazatlan N Face
 39
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The Delicate Sound of Thunder N Face
 117
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Only the Good Die Young N Face
 89
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Ixtlan N Face
 115
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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