Mountain Project Logo

Areas in The Hood

Compton Cave, The 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Corrosion Cave, The 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Infectious Cave / Slab, The 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Pine Tree Ledge 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Souls Cave, The 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Souls Slab, The 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
South Central 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Walk By Slab, The 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 7,817 ft
GPS: 36.267, -115.658 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Matt McMurray on Aug 15, 2006
Admins: Justin Johnsen

Description

Simply put, the Hood is the most important/best cliff on Mt. Charleston, and is world famous for its incredible concentration of high-quality hard routes. There are many reasons for the Hood's popularity including a short-peasant approach, cool summer air, beautiful alpine surroundings, and most importantly the glassy smooth white limestone that is punctuated by soaring lines of pockets. The quality of the routes go up with the grades, and the Hood boasts four separate limestone caves all with excellent steep routes.
Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details

Getting There

Take S.R. 57 from I-95 all the way past the Mt. Charleston hotel into Kyle Canyon. Follow this road as it winds up the hill until you encounter a sharp left-turning bend in the road. Immediately before this bend, turn right off of the road onto Echo Rd. and continue uphill past the signs toward the Mary Jane Falls turn-off. A short distance farther ahead is the small parking area for the hood at Trail Canyon. If this parking area is full park at the Mary Jane Falls trailhead parking and hike up to the Trail Canyon trailhead.

Hike up Trail Canyon for about five minutes until you can see the distinctive hat-shaped central section of the Hood up on your left. Look for two obvious large red-barked pine trees on your left; the trail up to the Hood starts here. It immediately crosses a small wash and then meets up with a series of switchbacks up the wooded slope towards the Corrosion Cave.

Don't take short cuts... this is a Wilderness Area!! =)

63 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: The Hood Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at The Hood

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Just Another Warm Up
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feel No Evil
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Finger Injection
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Witness This
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Across the Universe
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Heating Up the Hood
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Short Dog
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gun Tower
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rappin Boyz
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Bloodline
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Urban Decay
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Straight Outta Compton
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Warlord
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Infectious Groove
Sport
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b PG13
Facile
Sport
Just Another Warm Up Souls Slab 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Feel No Evil Souls Slab 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Finger Injection Infectious Cave / Slab 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Witness This Pine Tree Ledge 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Across the Universe Corrosion Cave 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Heating Up the Hood Pine Tree Ledge 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Short Dog Infectious Cave / Slab 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Gun Tower Pine Tree Ledge 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Rappin Boyz S Central 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bloodline S Central 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Urban Decay Infectious Cave / Slab 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Straight Outta Compton Compton Cave 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Warlord Corrosion Cave 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Infectious Groove Infectious Cave / Slab 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Facile Compton Cave 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b PG13 Sport
More Classic Climbs in The Hood »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
Empty
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Jezryl  
If you camp near the Mary Janes Falls trail head, make sure to head up the trail 150 yards and head to the left to away from the trail if you are looking for free camping. We talked to a few rangers and they are going to be doing some work in the area right on the west side of the parking area. They were kind and helpful so please be respectful so we don't lose any free camping. Sites start at 20-30 around here. May 25, 2013
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
As of Summer 2013, the parking area most climbers have used for the Hood has been permanently closed. Instead, please use the large new lot at the bottom of the road (about 100 yards south of the old parking area) and the new trailhead for Trail Canyon. May 16, 2013

More About The Hood

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within The Hood (30)

Most Popular · Newest