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Shared By: Nicholas Gillman on Mar 9, 2008 · Updates
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

William Shakespeare wrote a play filled with some of the best potential route names of perhaps any work written in the English language. One of the crags in Red Rock Canyon has taken advantage of this literary gift, The Hamlet.

The Hamlet is a great wall with a variety of moderate routes that range from 5.5 to 5.10 and has become a First Pullout staple. The wall is comprised of two tiers. The upper tier is where you will find the sport climbing. Three of these routes start in a shaded slot canyon that is usually cool year round. The majority of the toprope lines are on the lower tier and are serviced by three sets of glue-in anchors. The rock is fairly well traveled and has shed most of its loose and questionable holds over the years. A great spot for new climbers and intermediate leaders.

The Hamlet and The J Wall :

The J Wall is a collection of three sport routes directly to the left of the Hamlet top rope area. Confusion by visiting climbers has led to these routes sometimes being mistaken for the sport routes on the upper section of the Hamlet. Which is an unfortunate happenstance as the grades on the J Wall are significantly higher than those of the Hamlet. For additional information on their exact location and grades you can reference the Hamlets topo or the J Wall page here on MP.

Getting There

For those familiar with the area

Approach as per the Panty Wall OR Ultraman Wall , The Hamlet sits directly between these two crags. Its most notable feature is a giant incut arch with a blank face on the left side of the upper wall.

For those unfamiliar with the area

You will head downhill from the first pullout parking lot. Make a left at the fork (Defined by a trail marker), continuing downhill. At a small wash the trail breaks hard left, winding through the slope coming down from the road.... as well as trending right and uphill. YOU will trend right here going back uphill through braided trails with a large tiger striped rock formation on your right (The Tiger Stripe Wall).

At the top of this hill you will find your self on a much more defined ridge trail with a good size gully/wash on your right you will follow this trail until you crest at a high point.

From here you should be able to see the unmistakable incut arch on the left of the Hamlets upper portion as well and the mostly varnished bulge that makes up the lower Hamlet out to your right. The most direct path will be down through the vegetated wash in front of you. This will take you past the WAG bag holder placed by the Southern Nevada Climbers Coalition. Continuing up and out past it will bring you to the base of the hamlet. There are obvious variations to this portion of the approach depending on your scrambling ability or if you should concede to walk the long way around some formations. However at this point the wall is always visible , so as long as you are moving toward it you should be fine. (15-20min total)

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Hamlet

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 18
Some Strange Eruption
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 26
Rosencrantz
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 215
Frailty Thy Name is Sandstone
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 197
Sweets to the Sweet
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Stand Dumb and Speak Not
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Alas, Poor Yorick
Sport 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 23
The Madness and the Method
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 115
When the Blood Burns
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 150
To Grunt and Sweat
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 137
Perchance to Dream
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 137
The Die is Cast
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Moni's Money
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 165
Sea of Troubles
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 107
Thy Spirit of a Father Lost
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Some Strange Eruption
 18
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Rosencrantz
 26
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Frailty Thy Name is Sandstone
 215
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Sweets to the Sweet
 197
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Stand Dumb and Speak Not
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Alas, Poor Yorick
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
The Madness and the Method
 23
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c TR
When the Blood Burns
 115
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
To Grunt and Sweat
 150
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Perchance to Dream
 137
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Die is Cast
 137
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Moni's Money
 23
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Sea of Troubles
 165
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Thy Spirit of a Father Lost
 107
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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