Corduroy Ridge Rock Climbing
Routes in Corduroy Ridge
|Sick for Toys T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|GPS:||36.039, -115.472 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Larry DeAngelo on Aug 15, 2005|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
DescriptionThere is some excellent climbing on this formation, which splits the upper reaches of the south fork of Black Velvet Canyon. Most notably, this is the location of Sick for Toys, one of Red Rock's best slab climbs.
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 ThereFollow the main Black Velvet Wall approach to the base of Epinephrine. Continue up the canyon for another 2 or 3 hundred yards past Epineprine. The formation dividing the canyon at this point is Corduroy Ridge. To reach most of the climbs, continue up the wash for another 2 or 3 hundred yards to a beautiful slabby area on the left.
Classic Climbing Routes at Corduroy Ridge
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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