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California Crag

Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 05-Sandstone Qu… > Parking Lot Area
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

Looking for afternoon sunshine? This little gem sports only a few routes in the 5.10 to 5.11 range. It is generally protected from the wind, yet in the sun making it popular in the winter months. This is a good stopping point on the way to the Stratocaster or Running Man walls. Be sure to check out "Quicksand" (5.11d) for a fun climb with some variation.

Getting There

After leaving the parking lot via the trail to the south, you will hike over the first ridge. Look north (left) and you will see the well-protected alcove up an embankment. Head down into the wash immediately after your feet leave the white sandstone, before you reach the trail leading to the Pier, and well-before reaching the "mushroom" boulder. Climb-up the waterstreaked slope until you reach the routes. I like this crag, as it is only a five minute walk until you reach the climbs.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Cal. West
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 12
Hurricane
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 38
Quicksand
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 48
Far Cry From Josh
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 28
Just in from L.A.
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Serious Leisure
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 1
Orange County
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 0
The Escalator
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cal. West
 36
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Hurricane
 12
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Quicksand
 38
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Far Cry From Josh
 48
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Just in from L.A.
 28
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Serious Leisure
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Orange County
 1
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Escalator
 0
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad

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This is the view of California Crag from the wash.
[Hide Photo] This is the view of California Crag from the wash.