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Elevation: 3,716 ft 1,133 m
GPS: 36.15686, -115.4208
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The Kraft Boulders are located before the Red Rocks Visitors center outside of the Calico Basin 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. Kraft has become the most popular bouldering area in Red Rock due to its concentration of quality boulders, especially in the single-digit range.

The area is one of the lowest elevation sectors in Red Rock and is generally quite exposed to sun (and wind), making it a popular destination in the winter. The large variety of boulders allow you to climb in the shade or sun almost all day if you can be flexible about your choice of problem.

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.

The sub-areas are labelled from left to right when approaching from the parking lot (west to east).

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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

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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.

319 Total Climbs

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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
 301
Perfect Poser
Boulder
V2 5+
 802
Monkey Bar
Boulder
V3 6A
 286
Sorange
Boulder
V5 6C
 525
The Pearl
Boulder
V5 6C
 312
Hyperglide (aka Monkey Pinch)
Boulder
V5 6C
 153
Umpa Lumpa
Boulder
V6 7A
 161
Alexisizer
Boulder
V6 7A
 290
Monkey Bar Right
Boulder
V6 7A
 173
Vino Rojo
Boulder
V7 7A+
 177
Angel Dyno
Boulder
V7 7A+
 185
Bubble Butt
Boulder
V8 7B
 137
Monkey Bar Direct
Boulder
V9 7C
 48
Fear of a Black Hat
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 R
 587
Front Side Crack
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V2 5+ R
 319
Plumber's Crack
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Perfect Poser (02) Cube Area > Cube
 301
V1 5 R Boulder
Monkey Bar (05) E Cluster > Monkey Bar Boulder
 802
V2 5+ Boulder
Sorange (01) W Cluster > Sorange Boulder
 286
V3 6A Boulder
The Pearl (04) The Pearl… > Pearl
 525
V5 6C Boulder
Hyperglide (aka Monkey Pinch) (05) E Cluster > Monkey Bar Boulder
 312
V5 6C Boulder
Umpa Lumpa (05) E Cluster > Monkey Bar Boulder
 153
V5 6C Boulder
Alexisizer (05) E Cluster > Alexisizer
 161
V6 7A Boulder
Monkey Bar Right (05) E Cluster > Monkey Bar Boulder
 290
V6 7A Boulder
Vino Rojo (05) E Cluster > Hot Tub Club
 173
V6 7A Boulder
Angel Dyno (03) Main Area > Angel Dyno
 177
V7 7A+ Boulder
Bubble Butt (03) Main Area > Bubble Butt Boulder
 185
V7 7A+ Boulder
Monkey Bar Direct (05) E Cluster > Monkey Bar Boulder
 137
V8 7B Boulder
Fear of a Black Hat (02) Cube Area > Cube
 48
V9 7C Boulder
Front Side Crack (03) Main Area > Split Boulder
 587
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 R Boulder
Plumber's Crack (03) Main Area > Split Boulder
 319
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V2 5+ R Boulder
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