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Access Issue: Kraft Boulders parking Details

Description

The Kraft Boulders are located before the Red Rocks Visitors center. Great Boulders outside of a residential area. Hundreds of problems from V0 and up! The very first boulder is called the Cube and it is hard to miss considering its size. The cube is about 25 ft. with many routes, including Fear of a Black Hat V9 and Clockwork Orange V12. 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 it 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.

Getting There

From Vegas, take highway 159 towards the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center.

Take the right turn onto W Calico Basin Road (BEFORE the visitor center.) You'll wind through a small neighborhood. Stay on the main road. You’ll see a parking lot and sign for Red Spring. Turn right and go straight down that road, which is Sandstone Road.

The road dead ends and there is a parking lot on the left, Kraft Mountain Loop. Park. Take the Kraft Mountain Loop trail, which is just behind the park sign (and where you see a dog poop bag holder) that leads to the boulders. 

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Kraft Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5 R
 246
Perfect Poser
Boulder
V2 5+
 704
Potato Chips
Boulder
V2 5+
 649
Monkey Bar
Boulder
V3 6A
 180
Sorange
Boulder
V5 6C
 437
The Pearl
Boulder
V5 6C
 254
Hyperglide (aka Monkey Pinch)
Boulder
V5 6C
 92
Oompa Loompa
Boulder
V6 7A
 122
Alexisizer
Boulder
V6 7A
 220
Classic Monkey
Boulder
V6 7A
 143
Vino Rojo
Boulder
V7 7A+
 125
Angel Dyno
Boulder
V7 7A+
 132
Bubble Butt
Boulder
V8 7B
 99
Monkey Bar Direct
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 R
 492
Plumbers Crack (North side chimney)
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V2 5+ R
 272
Plumber's Crack
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Perfect Poser Cube Area > Cube
 246
V1 5 R Boulder
Potato Chips Potato Chip
 704
V2 5+ Boulder
Monkey Bar Monkey Bar Boulder
 649
V2 5+ Boulder
Sorange W Cluster > Sorange Boulder
 180
V3 6A Boulder
The Pearl Pearl
 437
V5 6C Boulder
Hyperglide (aka Monkey Pinch) Monkey Bar Boulder
 254
V5 6C Boulder
Oompa Loompa Monkey Bar Boulder
 92
V5 6C Boulder
Alexisizer Alexisizer
 122
V6 7A Boulder
Classic Monkey Monkey Bar Boulder
 220
V6 7A Boulder
Vino Rojo Hot Tub Club
 143
V6 7A Boulder
Angel Dyno Angel Dyno
 125
V7 7A+ Boulder
Bubble Butt Bubble Butt Boulder
 132
V7 7A+ Boulder
Monkey Bar Direct Monkey Bar Boulder
 99
V8 7B Boulder
Plumbers Crack (North side… Plumber's Crack
 492
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 R Boulder
Plumber's Crack Plumber's Crack
 272
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V2 5+ R Boulder
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