Climb Bandits Area Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Climb Bandits area is characterized by mostly sunny climbs facing South/Southwest. This is a fairly secluded area that rarely has other people and is not far from the Black Hole Wall (Recommended). Rock quality ranges from great to horrible (see warning on Climb Bandits Route) with routes that are traditional in nature.
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 ThereFollow the trail down to the main wash from the First Pullout parking area. At the base of the trail in the wash is the Circus Wall; hike out of the wash heading right (northeast) on a rock ramp. The trail will dip into a saddle with scrub oak, boulder hop out of the wash still heading east. You'll come to a major wall on your left called Cactus Massacre. Head straight east from Cactus Massacre, you'll dip down through two more gullies. At this second gully, head north straight up the gully for about 100 yards through boulders and scrub oak until you come to a huge boulder wall splitting the gully in the middle. The crack splitting this boulder is Climb Bandits.
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