Dinosaur Rock Climbing
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DescriptionLocated just south of Carson City, Dinosaur Rock has climbs ranging from 5.0 to 5.11. 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 ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Dinosaur Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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