Lost Creek Canyon Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThis is the area located on the tier above Hidden Falls. Routes include Bighorn Buttress and Beau Geste.
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 ThereThere are several ways to approach this area. #1 scramble up ledges to the right of the Black Track buttress. #2 scramble up one of several gullies to the north of the waterfalls. There are several gullies that work but the best is located near the top of the route Heatwave. Once you gain the obvious large ledge system travel is fairly easy, just watch out for cacti!
Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Creek Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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