Challenger Wall Rock Climbing
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Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
History (Admin Only): Larry DeAngelo approved "Getting There" Nov 12, 2018
HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
The routes on this wall were put up in the purest of style in the year of 1986 by hardmen such as Van Betten, Smith, Crawford, Nordblom, and Mamusia, so you can expect the grades to be right on. All were done ground up and with as little bolts and fixed anchors as possible. Bitty cams and rp's are nice for this wall.
Anyhow the rock is bomber and has great friction for the most part. Really comparible to that of the Texas Wall in Velvet. Although most of the routes now have bolted anchors, it's a good idea to bring some leaver sling, biners, and stoppers with you.
You will pass some beautiful pools and hop some boulders for a while until you see a dark brown wall on your left. A huge left facing corner system will stand out among all of the features. This is the line of Adventure Punks. Once you see this feature keep your eyes out for some cairns because they will lead you directly to this route.
Adventure Punks is the first route on Challenger Wall. Once below it, keep close to the wall and head climbers left toward the parking area to access the other routes on this wall. The next huge, left facing corner system is the line of X-15.
Classic Climbing Routes at Challenger Wall
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