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DescriptionRiddled with rock art, this remote climbing destination located between Boulder City and Searchlight is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon.
Keyhole Canyon is primarily a traditional climbing area; sport routes are few. The local ethics are such that retro-bolts and bolts added on rappel are typically removed pretty quickly.
Getting ThereTo get to Keyhole Canyon from Las Vegas, take Hwy US 95 south through Henderson toward Boulder City. From the junction of Hwys 93 and 95, head south on 95 toward Searchlight for almost 16 miles. At an intersection, take a left (east) on to a dirt road. Follow this dirt road for just over 2 miles to a series of power lines. Take a right (south) on the SECOND power line road, travel almost 2 miles to the Keyhole Cutoff. Take a left (east) and head less than a half mile to the mouth of the canyon. The crags are about a 1-minute hike from the car.
There is a map in the back of Swain's Rock Climbing Red Rocks book.
We made this approach in a front-wheel-drive passenger car and found the dirt roads to be passable.
On your way out, once on the power line road again, you can retrace your path or for a change of scenery, head south for 2.25 miles and you'll come across another dirt road that will take you out to the highway.
Classic Climbing Routes at Keyhole Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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