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Black Sheep T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Family Affairs S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Family Circus S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wayward Son S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description

Sport crag that's ideal for beginners and gym climbers looking for a first day out that's secluded and easy to find. East facing, late afternoon shade.

Getting There

From the typical parking at the end of the Calico road, cross the wash and head right towards the Monkey Bar Boulder, passing the Plumber's crack boulder after a couple of minutes' hike. Once at Monkey Bars, several trails allow a choice of wash, near the wash, and higher up. Staying out of the wash but near it seems best-you will be entering Gateway Canyon as the walls close in. Walk about three minutes past where you enter Gateway, past a couple of overhanging bolted routes that seem decidedly non-moderate (this is Conundrum Crag). Family Crag faces you squarely and has three bolted routes on it about two minutes off-trail up the hill.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Family Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 3
Black Sheep
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Family Affairs
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Wayward Son
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 46
Family Circus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Black Sheep
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Family Affairs
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wayward Son
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Family Circus
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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Christine Gal
henderson, nv
Christine Gal   henderson, nv
FYI -- Handren's Red Rocks guidebook does not have Family Crag separated, it is listed under Conundrum Crag Jan 27, 2009
MN norske
Henderson
MN norske   Henderson
Great area with solid routes for a new leader at 5.8+ to 5.9. The 9's can be fairly sustained and no one is ever here. Cheers. Have fun Mar 17, 2014
JSH

JSH    
In winter at least, this area was in shade by noon, not 'late afternoon'. It is solidly east-facing and has a buttress to its south that shades it even sooner. Jan 1, 2017

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