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$600 Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Angel Dyno 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
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 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
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 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hound Dog Arete 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lava Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Monkey Bar Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
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 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Pyramid 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Shady Lady Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Shitter, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
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
Sorange Boulder 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
Van Betten Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Venom Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
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 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Wolfgang Güllich Memorial Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. 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 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.

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Kraft Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4 R
 172
Plumbers Crack (North side chimney)
Boulder
V0-1 4+
 244
Poker Chips
Boulder
V1 5 R
 88
Perfect Poser
Boulder
V1-2 5
 90
Fluffer
Boulder
V2 5+
 353
Potato Chips
Boulder
V2 5+
 263
Monkey Left
Boulder
V2 5+ R
 97
Plumber's Crack
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 92
Jenna's Jewelry
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 104
Jones'n
Boulder
V5- 6C
 200
The Pearl
Boulder
V5 6C
 96
Hyperglide
Boulder
V6 7A
 68
Monkey Bar Traverse
Boulder
V6 7A
 91
Classic Monkey
Boulder
V6 7A
 46
Vino Rojo
Boulder
V7 7A+
 47
Angel Dyno
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Plumbers Crack (North side… Plumber's Crack
 172
V0 4 R Boulder
Poker Chips Potato Chip
 244
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Perfect Poser Cube
 88
V1 5 R Boulder
Fluffer Warm-up Boulders Main
 90
V1-2 5 Boulder
Potato Chips Potato Chip
 353
V2 5+ Boulder
Monkey Left Monkey Bar Boulder
 263
V2 5+ Boulder
Plumber's Crack Plumber's Crack
 97
V2 5+ R Boulder
Jenna's Jewelry Pearl
 92
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Jones'n Burnout Boulder
 104
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
The Pearl Pearl
 200
V5- 6C Boulder
Hyperglide Monkey Bar Boulder
 96
V5 6C Boulder
Monkey Bar Traverse Monkey Bar Boulder
 68
V6 7A Boulder
Classic Monkey Monkey Bar Boulder
 91
V6 7A Boulder
Vino Rojo Bathtub Boulder
 46
V6 7A Boulder
Angel Dyno Angel Dyno
 47
V7 7A+ Boulder
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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
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
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
agreed with above. West Side boulders have some fun climbs and need some attention on here. Mar 19, 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
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
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
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! Nov 12, 2017
Hey guys. I will be in red rocks in December and want to do plumbers crack and some other craft boulders. Does anyone have any recommendations on easy top rope locations close by i can set up for everyone else in my group? Thanks! Nov 23, 2017
Hello everyone! At the Kraft boulders yesterday. Lost a women’s pink and white La Sportiva Solution climbing shoe size 36. If found, please contact at lgorlick@msn.com or phone 907 9471245. Much appreciated! Nov 26, 2017
Found an Apple Watch today. If it’s yours hit me up with the description and I am happy to ship it to you samwellis95@gmail.com Mar 16, 2018

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