The Rad Cliff Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.034, -115.464 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
|Page Views:||12,601 total · 75/month|
|Shared By:||Larry DeAngelo on Mar 12, 2004|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
DescriptionThis is the band of rock just south and east of the Whiskey Peak descent gully. The climbs here are generally one-pitch traditional routes. The Cadillac Crack is a beautiful route that would be a classic anywhere, and there are several other good quality lines. The rock is shady in the afternoon- perfect to top off the day after a climb on Whiskey Peak.Most of these routes use a 2-rope rappel for descent.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
Getting ThereWhen approaching from the parking area, go up the standard trail toward Frogland. When reaching the T junction at the base of the cliff, turn left (east) and follow the trail to the descent gully. Cross the gully and scramble to the cliffs on the opposite side. (Of course, if you are descending from the top of Whiskey Peak, just bear right at the base of the gully and you are right there.)
Classic Climbing Routes at The Rad Cliff
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Days w Precip
Prime Climbing Season