The Pier Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.161, -115.446 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Tony B on Apr 2, 2006|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
DescriptionShady and sheltered, the Pier makes a decent one-time destination if you are trying to escape either the sun or the wind. It seems lightly traveled and lacks the ogling crowds of the crags near the first two pull-outs. The stone is attractive and solid. The routes are mostly difficult (5.11 and up) and range from 10 to 25 meters in height.
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 ThereFrom the Sandstone Quarry parking lot, head back out on the street a few meters, walking less than a minute back towards the second pullout- a trail will depart from the road and take you towards the main red rock enscarpement. follow this for a few hundred meters at most, where-upon a long 'pier' or 'dock' or rock will become apparent at ground level. This is the crag. All climbs are approached via the downward sloping trail at the left side of this long rock formation.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Pier
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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