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Routes in Mustang Ranch

Blue Velvet TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Chicken Ranch, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
False Pahrump T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Half and Half T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Mr. Comforte T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Muff Divers T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Mustang Ranch T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Padded Handcuffs T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Pahrump T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Description

These small crags lie to the east of Brownie Girl Dome and southwest of Bear Island and about 3/4 of a mile from the parking lot.
It is actually two small formations.
Most of the routes are on the east-side of both formations.

The Mustang Ranch was a brothel, located in Mustang, Nevada, 8 miles east of Reno. In 1971, Virginia City local, Joe Comforte opened The Mustang Ranch, Nevada's first licensed Brothel. It operated into the 1990s, when The I.R.S. took over the operation to recover back taxes. Mr. Comforte left the country, never to be seen again.

Getting There

Hike the Wonderland Trail for about 3/4 mile, there will be a boulder on the right side of the trail with a dike across the bottom. Mustang Ranch is a short walk northwest from near this point.

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Jeremy Almond
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Jeremy Almond   Las Vegas
Anyone know the name/grade of new sport route that is pictured? Mar 6, 2017
Chris D
the couch
Chris D   the couch
There's a couple of big glue-in eye bolts near the top of Pahrump that can be used to rap off the top of the west (higher) formation to the east, but be prepared to work your ass off to get your rope back after rapping...lots of friction on the gob of choss up top that you rap off of.

Didn't look too hard for a downclimb, but next time I think I'll look a little harder. Oct 23, 2011

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