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Elevation: 2,860 ft
GPS: 36.22964, -115.33607
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Shared By: Matt McMurray on Nov 15, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Luke EF

Description Suggest change

The Gun Club is a small canyon with routes lining both sides. The majority of the routes are relatively short (40 ft), but the short approach and quality of the routes make this a great crag for an evening outing, or an all-day climbfest.

The south wall (north facing) gets shade from mid-morning onwards, while the north wall (south facing) gets sun for most of the day. The rock here is sharp, and requires careful technique as well as some callouses. =)

All anchors inspected/updated/replaced in August 2023 with ASCA hardware.

Getting There Suggest change

Quite a nice approach in all regards. Take the 215 beltway to Cliff Shadows Parkway/W Cheyenne Ave, then in about half a mile turn left onto W Alexander Rd; continue to the park entrance at the end. Alternatively, simply navigate to what Google calls "Cliff Shadows Open Desert Park". Park in the smallish paved lot or larger gravel lot, then hike over to the the obvious crags facing each other just across the wash. (Previous instructions referenced turning onto a "dirt road just before Alexander"; this no longer applies, there is now a separate playground park in that space.)

53 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Gun Club

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5-6 6C+
 5
Indirect Glizzy
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 75
Trigger Happy
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 91
Bushmaster
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Sunshine Side Grip
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
Under Fire
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 108
Buttstroke
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 60
Packing Heat
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 95
Under Cover
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 69
Clay Pigeon
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 68
Pistol Whipped
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 58
Point Blank
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 50
Muzzle Loader
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 84
High Caliber
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 35
Cliffhanger
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 48
Rock Salt
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Indirect Glizzy S Canyon Bouldering
 5
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Trigger Happy Right (North) Wall
 75
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bushmaster Right (North) Wall
 91
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sunshine Side Grip Left (South) Wall
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Under Fire Left (South) Wall
 53
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Buttstroke Right (North) Wall
 108
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Packing Heat Right (North) Wall
 60
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Under Cover Right (North) Wall
 95
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Clay Pigeon Right (North) Wall
 69
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pistol Whipped Right (North) Wall
 68
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Point Blank Right (North) Wall
 58
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Muzzle Loader Right (North) Wall
 50
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
High Caliber Left (South) Wall
 84
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cliffhanger Right (North) Wall
 35
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Rock Salt Right (North) Wall
 48
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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