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Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details
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 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

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V0 4 R
 306
Plumbers Crack (North side chimney)
Boulder
V0-1 4+
 340
Poker Chips
Boulder
V1 5 R
 148
Perfect Poser
Boulder
V2 5+
 501
Potato Chips
Boulder
V2 5+
 422
Monkey Bar
Boulder
V2 5+ R
 188
Plumber's Crack
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 171
Jones'n
Boulder
V5 6C
 304
The Pearl
Boulder
V5 6C
 157
Hyperglide (aka Monkey Pinch)
Boulder
V6 7A
 94
Monkey Bar Traverse
Boulder
V6 7A
 77
Alexisizer
Boulder
V6 7A
 137
Classic Monkey
Boulder
V6 7A
 83
Vino Rojo
Boulder
V7 7A+
 81
Angel Dyno
Boulder
V7 7A+
 72
Bubble Butt
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Plumbers Crack (North side… Plumber's Crack
 306
V0 4 R Boulder
Poker Chips Potato Chip
 340
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Perfect Poser Cube Area > Cube
 148
V1 5 R Boulder
Potato Chips Potato Chip
 501
V2 5+ Boulder
Monkey Bar Monkey Bar Boulder
 422
V2 5+ Boulder
Plumber's Crack Plumber's Crack
 188
V2 5+ R Boulder
Jones'n Burnout Boulder
 171
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
The Pearl Pearl
 304
V5 6C Boulder
Hyperglide (aka Monkey Pinch) Monkey Bar Boulder
 157
V5 6C Boulder
Monkey Bar Traverse Monkey Bar Boulder
 94
V6 7A Boulder
Alexisizer Alexisizer
 77
V6 7A Boulder
Classic Monkey Monkey Bar Boulder
 137
V6 7A Boulder
Vino Rojo Bathtub Boulder
 83
V6 7A Boulder
Angel Dyno Angel Dyno
 81
V7 7A+ Boulder
Bubble Butt Bubble Butt Boulder
 72
V7 7A+ Boulder
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