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Areas in La Madre Range

Box Canyon 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Desert Alpinist Wall 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Gun Club, The 0 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Halidon Spur 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hobo's Attic 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
La Madre Mountain 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lake Mead Buttress 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lone Mountain 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Pincushion Peak (Damsel Peak) 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sentinel, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 3,500 ft
GPS: 36.224, -115.393 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Matt McMurray on Nov 15, 2006
Admins: Justin Johnsen

Description

The La Madre range consists of low-elevation limestone cliffs that are located very close to town. These cliffs are great for an afternoon climbing session, or an all day outing. There is a good diversity of difficulty ranges (5.8-5.13) found at the La Madre cliffs, and the rock quality is good, albeit VERY sharp in some places. However, don't let this deter you from climbing some of these lines, as some of the routes are GREAT!

The best time of year to climb at La Madre is from late fall to late spring, as the summer can be unbearably hot. Taking the extreme temperature changes of the desert into account, you can climb in the early morning or late evening so long as you avoid the direct sun.

NOTE: There has been A LOT of recent construction out near these cliffs. Be careful not to trespass on the property of the nice new housing developers out there...

NOTE #2: Much of the information included in this description was derived from the guidebook "Islands In The Sky," written by Dan McQuade, Randy Leavitt, and Mick Ryan. Proper credit should be given to these authors. If you find yourself climbing at these crags frequently, I would encourage you to pick up this guide, as it is excellent!

Getting There

All of these cliffs are locates on the south escarpment of the La Madre Range of hills and mountains, in the northwest corner of Las Vegas. The significant landmark is the solitary Lone Mountain. As the included cliffs have various approaches you will need to look at the individual cliff descriptions to determine the best way of reaching the climbs. Most of these cliffs can be reached using a normal vehicle, but some may require high-clearance.

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Classic Climbing Routes at La Madre Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Small Arms
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bushmaster
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Under Fire
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Young Guns
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Clay Pigeon
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
In the Spotlight
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Point Blank
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Mud Tiger
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Staring Down The Barrel
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Muzzle Loader
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dirt Lion
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
High Caliber
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Slingblade
Sport
Small Arms Gun Club > Left (South) Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bushmaster Gun Club > Right (North) Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Under Fire Gun Club > Left (South) Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Young Guns Gun Club > Left (South) Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Clay Pigeon Gun Club > Right (North) Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
In the Spotlight Lone Mtn > Suburban Crag 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Point Blank Gun Club > Right (North) Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mud Tiger Lone Mtn > Urban Crag 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Staring Down The Barrel Gun Club > Right (North) Wall 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Muzzle Loader Gun Club > Right (North) Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dirt Lion Lone Mtn > Urban Crag 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
High Caliber Gun Club > Left (South) Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Slingblade Gun Club > Left (South) Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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