Elevation: 3,400 ft
GPS: 36.166, -115.453 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tony B on Apr 7, 2006
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

The Sonic Youth Cliff is a NE facing cliff that is within perhaps 10 minutes walk of the Sandstone Quarry Parking lot. The cliff contains several lines, both trad and sport, primarily 5.11 and harder, though there are a few exceptions.
The cliff is just far enough from the lot to escape the crowds of non-climbers, but as for how many climbers may be there, I have no guess. I was there on a bad-weather day.
The rock is fairly typical of the Red Rocks lighter colored stone, with the exception of a few routes that are in solution-pocketed water streaks.

Getting There

Park at the main lot for Sandstone quarry and head off north on the main trail until it becomes obvious to gain a trail to the west going up a hill to gain the ridge below Sonic Youth. From there, follow the ridge further N/NW to arrive at the base of the crag near your intended climb.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sonic Youth Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 27
Black Flag
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 133
Sonic Youth
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 23
I Would for You
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 17
Loki
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 47
Agent Orange
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Black Flag
 27
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sonic Youth
 133
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
I Would for You
 23
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Loki
 17
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Agent Orange
 47
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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