Elevation: 3,500 ft
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Shared By: Matt McMurray on Nov 15, 2006
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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.
V3 6A
 3
Glizzy Reef
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 3
Glizzy Roof
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 3
Indirect Glizzy
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 53
Bushmaster
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Give Thanks and Praise
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Under Fire
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 55
Pistol Whipped
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
One Foundation
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 56
Under Cover
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
Clay Pigeon
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 45
Ricochet
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 33
Point Blank
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 32
Muzzle Loader
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 44
High Caliber
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 23
Rock Salt
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Glizzy Reef Gun Club > N Canyon Bouldering
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Glizzy Roof Gun Club > N Canyon Bouldering
 3
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Indirect Glizzy Gun Club > S Canyon Bouldering
 3
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Bushmaster Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 53
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Give Thanks and Praise Box Canyon > Trench Town
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Under Fire Gun Club > Left (South) Wall
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pistol Whipped Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 55
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
One Foundation Box Canyon > Trench Town
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Under Cover Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 56
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Clay Pigeon Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 44
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ricochet Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 45
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Point Blank Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 33
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Muzzle Loader Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 32
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
High Caliber Gun Club > Left (South) Wall
 44
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Rock Salt Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 23
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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