Iron Butte Rock Climbing
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Spring and fall are great when it's cooler, however, it can get windy at the butte. Remember, this is Nevada and the weather can change dramatically in a short time.
The rock quality ranges from poor to excellent. Expect the named climbs to be good to excellent quality.
Supplies can should be purchased in either Carson City or Dayton. There is a new Smiths grocery in Dayton, about ten miles from Iron Butte. Bring plenty of water in the warmer months, as once you hike up to the butte, you won't want to hike back down till you're done. If you are lucky you might spot a heard of Wild Horses. Rattle Snakes are very common here so be on the look out.
Iron Butte breaks into two primary sections, Right and Left Side. The routes included on both sides break down as follows (The routes are listed in order from north to south):
Wild Women of Planet Playtex
Eagles Nest Dihedral
The hike up the butte to the climbs is steep and seems longer than it really is. Pack light and wear good hiking shoes or boots. High top boots are best as the dry grass in the summer has lots of stickers.
Classic Climbing Routes at Iron Butte
Days w Precip