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Routes in The Walrus

Choking Smokers S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Expert Textpert S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
I am the Walrus S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pigs from a Gun S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pornographic Priestess S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
They are the Eggmen S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Elevation: 4,549 ft
GPS: 36.168, -115.455 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Michael Kimm on Oct 6, 2007
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen


A large, super aesthetic boulder that sits behind the Wake Up Wall. The front side faces south and houses easier slab routes, while the north side has high quality, technical routes on a lovely chocolate varnished face. This crag's close proximity to Wake Up Wall (about two minutes) makes it a good place to warm up, cool down, or mix in a different style of climbing than the other western SQ walls.
All of the route ratings are based on the opinions of the very few that have attempted them. They may change as I get more feedback.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

Approach as for Wake Up Wall. Follow the wash behind up to a small notch, and then down into a wide wash. Turn slightly right and pass a very short route on your left (Up and Down, 5.10c). Continue up a little slab, and The Walrus sits directly to your right. 15 minutes from the parking lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Walrus

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Choking Smokers
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pornographic Priestess
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Choking Smokers 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pornographic Priestess 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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It looks like the 10c mentioned in approach has been chopped, still easy to find from wake up wall. Cool crag +1 to Ari. Oct 11, 2016
ari malul
astoria, ny
ari malul   astoria, ny
When the temps in the sun are flirting with 100 degrees daily any visitor to this hot land will be pleased to find a quite, cool and proud area that sports some great technical sport climbing. The Walrus is a bit hidden yet close enough to the wakeup wall to venture out for an hour or two. Don’t front, this wall will challenge your footwork and it becomes obvious very quickly why the wall is bolted and not a place for just pads. Well bolted + the anchors are placed cleverly to allow for cleaning of one from another. Get your stretch on and make sure your feet are not of the Sloppy Joe variety…otherwise you won’t send. May 18, 2008
Michael Kimm
Las Vegas, NV
Michael Kimm   Las Vegas, NV
It is a neat little formation. I did consider carefully the idea of The Walrus housing highball boulder problems, but dismissed them as too dangerous given the rock shelf that sits behind. The cruxes are, for the most part, near the top, and blowing off in some of those places would be absolutely disastrous. Besides, Red Rock has plenty of lines that are shorter than these: The Gallery and The Pier, two very highly traveled crags, have routes that are shorter. Nov 1, 2007
Karsten Duncan
Sacramento, CA
Karsten Duncan   Sacramento, CA
This looks like a neat little formation. I question the development of bolted climbs on something this small however. Anyhow it looks like some fun climbing/bouldering. Nov 1, 2007

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