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Gnat Man Crag

Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 01-Calico Basin
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


Good moderate one pitch crack climbs, and two classic 5.10/5.11 bolted climbs.

Getting There

The base of Gnat Man Crag is 25 feet right and 100 feet up from Dickies Cliff. From the base of Dickies Cliff walk west up the narrow bushy gully for 25 feet. Then, carefully 4th class up the wall on your left/south for 50 feet to a rocky/bushy terrace. Gnat Man Crag can be identified by its dihedral type cracks with blackish rock on the bottom, and bright white rock on the top.

From the Red Spring parking lot: hike north west up a hill on an obvious trail towards Cannibal Crag, stay on the trail hiking up the flat valley, head towards the deep red colored rock and the keyhole at the top of the ridge. Dickies Cliff is the last pink colored rock formation with brown varnish patches sitting on the south side of the trail at valley level before the deep red colored rocks take over the landscape. There is a Forest Service wood marker with a "7" in front of Dickies Cliff. If you start hiking up steeper terrain towards the keyhole, you have gone too far. The total distance from the Red Spring parking lot is about 1/2 mile (20 minutes). Dickies Cliff can also be identified by a flat bench that runs along its base.

Routes from Left to Right

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[Hide Comment] This cliff gets shade in the afternoon during the hottest parts of the summer. Aug 23, 2009