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Combination Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gallows, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Little Engine That Could, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mc-Crack-En T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Minute Maid T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Peanut Butter and Jam T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Potzo's Pudding T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shortcake T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spinach T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Zacker Cracker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 4,963 ft
GPS: 36.004, -115.463 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: John Hegyes on Jan 18, 2006
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
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Description

The Chocolate Rocks are the southernmost crags in Red Rock. The routes face south and east making for a sunny day of climbing.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

From Las Vegas, drive west on Highway 160 (Blue Diamond Highway), to the intersection with Highway 159 (Blue Diamond Cutoff). Continue west on 160 for about 6.75 miles. The Rocks are on your right, to the north. Park at the dirt pullout at a gate. Hike down into the wash and up the hillside threading a route through the white and pink cliff bands to the base of the brown varnished cliffs. A trail exists, marked by cairns.

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Jacob Koffler
Las Vegas
Jacob Koffler   Las Vegas
This seems like a fun area. How accessible is the top of the formation for setting up topropes? If at all? Feb 14, 2014
Approach took 30 minutes. Although it was only 1/2 mile there was some signiicant elevation gain. Once across the river bed there were many cairns which made it easy to find. Nov 28, 2012
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
This is a fun area; however, if you go by the quality ratings in the Brock guide you might be a little disappointed. A 2-star destination with a handful of moderate, short routes and generally good rock. Count on a 20-minute approach, no crowds, and plenty of sun. Apr 1, 2007
John Hegyes
Las Vegas, NV
John Hegyes   Las Vegas, NV
A trip here is really worthwhile. The routes are a little short, but a lot of fun and the rock quality is pretty bomber. It faces south and provides optimal weather in the winter. The highway traffic is a little loud. Every route I've done here seems to have old-school ratings - full value for sure. Dec 13, 2006

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