The Ledger Crags Rock Climbing
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DescriptionAround the corner, across a drainage and to the southwest of Angel Food Wall lies this lesser known cliff. The Ledger Crags face south, giving it plenty of sunshine, making for a good winter destination. The cliff has striking, glass-like, chocolate rock that often looks glossy and wet from the road.
It is possible to descend from the routes by walking left, down in to the drainage back to the the base of the rock, but this gully has proven to be quite over-grown with scrub oak. Another alternative is to scramble to the right of The Ledger about 200 feet, down a gully to a rappel tree. One rappel with two 60 meter ropes gets you back to the ground.
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 ThereApproach from Willow Springs parking area by hiking on the trail that heads north-east toward White Rock Spring. Locate the crags between two prominent gullies and leave the trail once past the first drainage. Head across open terrain to the base. The two documented climbs are on the left side of the cliff.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Ledger Crags
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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