Magic Mountain - East Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThis small collection of climbs face east, they receive sun early in the day.
Some of these climbs (especially Dog Police) are quite well protected from the usual down canyon winds.
I am almost positive that if you head out here you will have the place to yourself, it is a bit of a walk, some of the rock is suspect, but Dog Police at least is well worth the work if you want to try something well off the beaten path.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
Getting ThereHike in as normal for Pine Creek, just past the home site cut across the creek (just like heading to Juniper) just before heading up the hill (still heading towards Juniper) the trail forks, go left. You will see The Pink Corner up above you to the left/south. Pick a trail (we looked and could not find a well defined one) and head up towards the crag, we mainly followed sheep trails.
Took a little under an hour from the car to the crag.
Classic Climbing Routes at Magic Mountain - East
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