Iron Man Wall Rock Climbing
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DescriptionA Multi-faceted face to the right of the Trundle Wall, between the first and second pullouts. The climbing is varied, ranging from slabby flakes to vertical huecos to overhung crimping, all on mostly-bomber rock (cleaning up very nicely!). Faces straight south, and gets all day sun for most of the season.
Generally, you'll spot the crag by the grayish rock bordered by a right-facing corner, approximately even with the Ultraman wall (the obvious big slab), and a few hundred feet left.
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 ThereFrom the First Pullout:
Take the trail to Calico II until there is a very clear option to descend into the little wash on the right (past the approach for the Panty Wall). Following the wash, you will shortly arrive at the Newcastle Crag (10 minutes from parking lot). Looking straight north (uphill) you will see a large broken wall with huge huecos. This is Iron Man Wall. 5 minutes of uphill scrambling brings you to the base.
User JSH says: From the First pullout, take any variety of trails down to the wash below the wall Scramble up easily to the base via the left-leaning ramp system below it. The most recent Handren book has this in the Second Pullout section, and it could easily be approached from that trailhead, again aiming to get to the gully below the wall then scrambling up to it. ((Newcastle wall is north-facing, so cannot be spotted until you're AT it, and thus is a distractor here))
Classic Climbing Routes at Iron Man Wall
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