Elevation: 4,829 ft
GPS: 36.034, -115.463 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 182,031 total · 914/month
Shared By: George Bell on Feb 26, 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

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 117
Schaeffer's Delight
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 990
Frogland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 152
Bourbon Street
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Cadillac Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 117
The Misunderstanding
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 68
Miss Conception
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Rain Dance
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 151
Sand Felipe
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 331
Wholesome Fullback
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 604
Triassic Sands
Trad 6 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 201
Our Father
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 36
Mazatlan
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 93
The Delicate Sound of Thunder
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 77
Only the Good Die Young
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 111
Ixtlan
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Schaeffer's Delight Whiskey Peak - East
 117
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Frogland N Face
 990
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Bourbon Street N Face
 152
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Cadillac Crack Rad Cliff
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Misunderstanding N Face
 117
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Miss Conception N Face
 68
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Rain Dance N Face
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sand Felipe N Face
 151
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Wholesome Fullback N Face
 331
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Triassic Sands N Face
 604
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Our Father N Face
 201
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Mazatlan N Face
 36
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The Delicate Sound of Thunder N Face
 93
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Only the Good Die Young N Face
 77
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Ixtlan N Face
 111
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
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