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 · Updates
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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
 17
End of Time
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 55
Evolution of Man
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 44
Deadman's Rappel
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
The Gash
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Color Me Gone
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 34
P.A. Corner
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 50
The Left Seam
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Bloodshot
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Tom's Traverse
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Lizard King
Sport, TR
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Green Hell
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Edge of Doom
Sport, TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
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
 17
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Evolution of Man
 55
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Deadman's Rappel
 44
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
The Gash
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Color Me Gone
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
P.A. Corner
 34
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
The Left Seam
 50
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
Bloodshot
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tom's Traverse
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Lizard King
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Green Hell
 9
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Edge of Doom
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Big Bang
 12
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
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