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Routes in Sonic Youth Cliff

Agent Orange S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Black Flag S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Crankenstein T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Everybodys Slave S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fearless Freaks S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
GBH S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hooligans S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Loki S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Slam Dancin' With The Amish T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Sonic Youth S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Unknown Pile S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Elevation: 3,400 ft
GPS: 36.166, -115.453 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Tony B on Apr 7, 2006
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

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

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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Black Flag
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sonic Youth
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Everybodys Slave
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Loki
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Agent Orange
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Black Flag 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sonic Youth 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Everybodys Slave 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Loki 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Agent Orange 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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josh holcomb
Las Vegas, NV
josh holcomb   Las Vegas, NV
Did anyone find a pair of 42.5 La Sportiva Miura laces recently? Apr 2, 2013
Matt Kuehl
Las Vegas
Matt Kuehl   Las Vegas
A good crag with a few great lines. The rock quality is still a little unreliable and don't be surprised if you break a foot here and there. You will also probably notice that some of the jugs you're holding onto are actually glued onto the wall. Still worth the trip even if you just get on Sonic Youth Jan 7, 2012

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