Elevation: 3,500 ft
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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Bushmaster
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
The Dolphin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
No More Trouble
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Give Thanks and Praise
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Under Fire
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
The Confluence
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
One Foundation
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Dolphin Dance
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Clay Pigeon
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Point Blank
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Ricochet
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 6
Staring Down The Barrel
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 8
Mud Tiger
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Muzzle Loader
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
High Caliber
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bushmaster Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 28
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Dolphin Box Canyon > Water World
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
No More Trouble Box Canyon > Trench Town
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a 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
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Confluence Box Canyon > Water World
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
One Foundation Box Canyon > Trench Town
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dolphin Dance Box Canyon > Water World
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Clay Pigeon Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 18
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Point Blank Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Ricochet Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Staring Down The Barrel Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 6
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Mud Tiger Lone Mountain > Urban Crag
 8
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Muzzle Loader Gun Club > Right (North) Wall
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
High Caliber Gun Club > Left (South) Wall
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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