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Elevation: 4,829 ft 1,472 m
GPS: 36.0341, -115.4631
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Shared By: George Bell on Feb 26, 2004
Admins: Luke EF, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen
Warning Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,379
Frogland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 207
Bourbon Street
Trad 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Get Rad
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Cadillac Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 155
The Misunderstanding
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 458
Wholesome Fullback
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 885
Triassic Sands
Trad 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Quarantine Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 284
Our Father
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 47
Mazatlan
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 150
The Delicate Sound of Thunder
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Cole Essence
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 125
Only the Good Die Young
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 139
Ixtlan
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Geriatrics (aka Ben Dover Beelze…
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Frogland N Face
 1,379
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Bourbon Street N Face
 207
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Get Rad Rad Cliff
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Cadillac Crack Rad Cliff
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Misunderstanding N Face
 155
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Wholesome Fullback N Face
 458
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Triassic Sands N Face
 885
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Quarantine Crack N Face
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Our Father N Face
 284
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Mazatlan N Face
 47
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The Delicate Sound of Thunder N Face
 150
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Cole Essence N Face
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Only the Good Die Young N Face
 125
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Ixtlan N Face
 139
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Geriatrics (aka Ben Dover B… N Face
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
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