Sunny and Steep Rock Climbing
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HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
Park in the Kraft Mountain parking lot.
Sunny and steep lies on the opposite side of Kraft Mountain and can be accessed by approaching on the Kraft Mountain loop from either the east or the west. The west approach is faster and shorter distance, but has a bit more elevation change and does not pass by as many crags and boulders. Both approaches are very long by Red Rock sport climbing standards. 35mins-1hr depending on pace and approach.
1.30m, 600ft gain, 300 ft descent
From the west end of the parking lot, take a trail heading northwest to meet up with the Kraft Mountain loop. Continue on the Kraft Mountain loop around the west side of the mountain, up a very steep and exposed hill. Shortly after passing behind Yin and Yang, there is a small shortcut that is usually cairned. Either take the shortcut with minor scrambling, or continue on the main Kraft Mountain loop trail. Both will deposit you into a wash. Continue east in the wash until you see the crag on your left. There is a short scramble to the base of the cliff.
1.75m, 400ft gain, 100ft decsent
From the east end of the parking lot, take the main Kraft boulders trail heading northeast to meet up with the Kraft Mountain loop. Continue on the Kraft Mountain loop around the east side of the mountain, passing by the many popular boulders in the area, including the Monkey Bar Boulder. Once around the mountain, continue on the Kraft Mountain loop for nearly a mile before the crag appears on your right. There is a short scramble to the base of the cliff.
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