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Routes in Whiskey Peak

Amber T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Archaeopteryx T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Back to Basics T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bourbon Hangover T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bourbon Street T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Canadian Club T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cole Essence T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Delicate Sound of Thunder, The T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Desert Wave T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
First Grader T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Frogland T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Geriatrics (aka Ben Dover Beelzebub) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ixtlan T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Kenny Laguna T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Matzoland S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mazatlan T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Miss Conception T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Misunderstanding, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Only the Good Die Young T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Our Father T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Perplexity T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rain Dance T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Return To Forever T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sand Felipe S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sandblast T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Tales from the Gripped T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Triassic Sands T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wholesome Fullback T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 4,594 ft
GPS: 36.035, -115.463 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 92,226 total, 550/month
Shared By: George Bell on Feb 26, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bourbon Street
Trad 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Frogland
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Misunderstanding
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Miss Conception
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sand Felipe
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wholesome Fullback
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Triassic Sands
Trad 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Amber
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Our Father
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mazatlan
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Return To Forever
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
The Delicate Sound of Thunder
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cole Essence
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Only the Good Die Young
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ixtlan
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bourbon Street 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Frogland 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
The Misunderstanding 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Miss Conception 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Sand Felipe 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Wholesome Fullback 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Triassic Sands 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Amber 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Our Father 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Mazatlan 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Return To Forever 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Delicate Sound of Thunder 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Cole Essence 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Only the Good Die Young 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Ixtlan 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
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Rock is dry and solid! I am a dumbass and left my Tan Anasazi VCS size 10 1/2 at the summit of Frogland. If you happen to find them and they don't fit, give me a call or shoot me a text at (630) 398-0377. I will be in Vegas until 5/31/17, and am happy to come to you. I'll bring a cold 6 pack of your favorite beer.
5/22/17 May 22, 2017
Register at the top of Whisky Peak is full, as of 2/21/15. If you are heading up Frogland or any others, please bring a new notebook. Feb 27, 2015

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