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$600 Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Angel Dyno 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Barndoor Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bathtub Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Big Jugs Adjacent Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Big Mac Crack 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Bill's Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Black Bitch, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Black Warm Up Boulders 1 / 0 / 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Bubble Butt Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Burnout Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Butt Crack Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Caliman Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Cube, The 3 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Hound Dog Arete 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lava Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Monkey Bar Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Odyssey 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Outback boulder 0 / 0 / 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Pearl, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Picante Sauce 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Plumber's Crack 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Potato Chip 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Shady Lady Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Short Cube Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Slopey Traverse Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Snake Eyes 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Super Scream Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Ultimate Grandstaff 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Warm-Up Boulder Two 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Warm-up Boulders Main 0 / 0 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Wave Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Wolfgang Güllich Memorial Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description

The Kraft Boulders are located before the Red Rocks Visitors center. Great Boulders outside of a residential area. Hundreds of problems from V0 to V10. The very first boulder is called the Cube and it is hard to miss considering its size. The cube is about 25 ft. with a many routes including Agent orange (V8). There is a rap anchor on the north side of the boulder if you get sketched out down climbing the V3.

IMPORTANT: Waste bags are provided by the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council in order to reduce human waste issues at the crags and boulders. Please feel free to take one, use as directed, and dispose of in any trash receptacle. Please do not leave them lying around, and do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas. The project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club's Cornerstone Conservation Grant, with additional funding from the Access Fund and Mountain Gear. Please do your part to be a good steward of this amazing climbing area.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

From Vegas, take highway 159 past the campground but not quite to the visitors center. Take the right turn to red springs. You will wind through a neighborhood but keep going straight on the main road. The road will have a pull off for a trailhead which is popular but go right and straight down that road. The road has a dead end with gray rock on both sides of the road, park here. Take the trail in front of you. From there the trail takes you to the boulders in about a minute or two depending on how fast you walk.

Access Alert

There are boulders in this area with archeological significance-- the Caliman boulder in particular. Please be mindful of rock art and be aware that it is illegal to climb within 50' of petroglyphs. Note also that the BLM is considering possible closures in this area, and being mindful of access issues can help keep the boulder open for climbing.

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Hey everyone! Busy weekend! Found a Patagonia puffy near Ultimate Grandstaff this Saturday (11/11). Shoot me an email (brandondawes@yahoo.com) and describe it, then I'll try and ship it to ya! 7 days ago
Hi guys,

First time bouldering in the US. Usually climb in Australia. Just started researching and need som tips!

- required to pay park fees? Prebook visit to park?
- best spot to camp around red rocks? Required to prebook?
- What's the conditions like usually in November?
- how busy does the bouldering area get on the weekends?

Cheers
Hanna Oct 29, 2017
Crimp Nasty
Chosstown, USA
Crimp Nasty   Chosstown, USA
Found a small pad with a headlamp on the trail out last night... Hit me up with a description of the items if they are yours. Sep 20, 2017
I'm convinced that I left my 2-strap Send Kneepad out at Kraft last week. If you found it hit me up at andrewcassidy1989@gmail.com. I'll repay your kindness with $$$. Mar 28, 2017
agreed with above. West Side boulders have some fun climbs and need some attention on here. Mar 19, 2017
There are missing boulders on here. West side boulders need some love! Nothing for the 'Heart and Sole', 'Sorange', or the 'Spitting Venom' boulders. Mar 13, 2017
ACTA  
Found a jacket at potato chip this past weekend. If you're missing one and can accurately describe it I'd love to return it to you. Dec 6, 2016
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
Calico Basin is considered a day use area. Officially, you're not supposed to be in Kraft after dark and your vehicle would be subject to a fine or being towed, depending on the residents mood and the responding officer. Mar 7, 2016
WadeC  
What time are the gates locked at the Kraft lot? With the warmer weather it would be nice to boulder after dark.
Thank you Mar 7, 2016
Did anybody find or pick up a blue, green, and purple organic chalk bucket with a purple lapis brush on the front of it on 3/10/2016? Was possibly left around the bathtub boulder. If so, please contact me!! turnmeanh@gmail.com

Will be eternally grateful! Feb 1, 2016
Did anyone "find" a crash pad at kraft parking lot today (4/25) around mid afternoon with a pair of new la sportiva muira's, a pair of womens purple and grey scarpa's, and a blue puffy jacket? if so please email me at Jc672529@gmail.com Otherwise whoever stole our gear i hope karma deals you a big steaming pile of f u. Apr 25, 2015
Adam T.
San Diego, CA
Adam T.   San Diego, CA
Pretty sure these are the coordinates for the parking lot: 36.156848,-115.420282

Please correct me if I'm wrong. Coordinates are so much easier than vague directions, without street names, in areas that are continually being developed. Hopefully this will save people some time. Apr 24, 2013
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
On 5/12/11, the LVCLC and the BLM did a major repair and re-routing of the Kraft Boulders trail as it leaves the parking lot. Please use the new trail (well defined by post/cable entry and fully rock lined patch) and let the old one return to its pre-trail condition.

The trail was re-routed to help prevent erosion and to keep people from using the old trail. May 12, 2011
Chris treggE
Madison, WI
Chris treggE   Madison, WI  
Use the parking lot for Cannibal Crag and walk on the road that goes directly 'right' from the parking on the map (thanks for posting that) and you go down into a gulley and back out, if you keep heading straight you come to the Cube. Angle to the right if you want to go towards Potato Chip or Pearl boulders, etc. The bouldering guidebook available at the Red Rock visitor center is good. Nov 12, 2007
Schook
las vegas
Schook   las vegas
A parking area is supposably being built on the west side of the cul-de-sac....more info as it becomes available. May 10, 2007
rex parker
las vegas n.v
rex parker   las vegas n.v
Recently the residents of Calico have put up signs in the cul-de-sac, that tell people not to park in the very end of the cul-de-sac so please don't, just park before the signs, be courteous and don't taunt the labs! Apr 23, 2007

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