Elevation: 5,011 ft
GPS: 39.114, -119.799 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lon Harter on Feb 19, 2006 with improvements by Bruce Lacroix and 1 other
Admins: Justin Johnsen

Description

Located just south of Carson City, Dinosaur Rock has climbs ranging from 5.0 to 5.12. It is an excellent place for learning to climb as it offers both trad and sport climbs. The rock is deteriorated granite, but solid. It is right next to Clear Creek, so there is plenty of shade in the summer. However, the east side climbs are exposed to the sun most of the day. Best time to climb there is from late spring to early fall. It's not usually crowded. In my photos, I have only indicated the beginning and end of the climbs as most of climbs are bolted or follow obvious lines. In the future I will add updated photos.

If you need more specifics there (used to be) a good rendering of Dinosuar Rock at Lon and Kelle' Harter's website at harter-climbing.aci.net/Hom… (editor's note: now defunct).

There is a Super Wal-Mart at the junction of Highway 395 and Clear Creek Road, if you need supplies before or after you climb.

Getting There

From Reno or Carson City, take Highway 395 south until you get to Highway 50. Take Clear Creek Road, which is the first right past Highway 50, back about a mile or so. Note: Clear Creek Road is not maintained by the county and can be icy or snowy in the winter. In addition, as a courtesy to local residents, please park completely off the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dinosaur Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Afternoon Corner
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
End of Time
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 48
Evolution of Man
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Deadman's Rappel
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
The Gash
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 46
Color Me Gone
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 43
The Left Seam
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
P.A. Corner
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Bloodshot
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Tom's Traverse
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 3
Nose Bleed
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Lizard King
Sport, TR
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Green Hell
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Edge of Doom
Sport, TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Big Bang
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Afternoon Corner
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
End of Time
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Evolution of Man
 48
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Deadman's Rappel
 37
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
The Gash
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Color Me Gone
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Left Seam
 43
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
P.A. Corner
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bloodshot
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tom's Traverse
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Nose Bleed
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
Lizard King
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Green Hell
 5
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Edge of Doom
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Big Bang
 11
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
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