The Paiute Wall Rock Climbing
Routes in The Paiute Wall
|Paiute Wall: Original Route T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|GPS:||36.129, -115.513 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||J. Thompson on Mar 19, 2009|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
DescriptionThe paiute wall sits at the top of the North fork of Pine creek canyon. Named after a recon mission by the Uriostes in the early 1980's, this wall has been left untouched until recently. Facing directly east the wall see's morning and early afternoon sun. However it's altitude makes it undesirable in winter months. The name comes from the Paiute native American tribe who inhabited the Las Vegas valley.
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 ThereThere are 2 ways to access the Paiute wall.
The first is to hike up the North fork of Pine creek canyon. This is a fairly long hike with plenty of boulder hopping and bushwhacking. Near the top you'll have to scramble or climb up cliffs and slabs to reach the base of the wall. If you choose to access the wall this way the descent is to go down the shoulder to the north, following the bridge mountain trail. Once you reach the saddle, before the final 3rd class scramble up Bridge mountain, descend slabs back south into Pine creek.
The Alternative approach is to hike in from the Rocky Gap road, utilizing the Bridge Mountain trail. You will need a high clearance vehicle to reach the trailhead.
To reach the base of the wall Descend the slabs from the saddle mentioned previously. Look for a ledge leading across an ampitheater of rock on the northern shoulder of the wall. Walk this ledge until oak brush forces you to climb down and around it. It may be desirable to rope up and climb a 200ft Horizontal pitch here, as the climbing is very exposed, but easy. After this traverse scramble up the obvious slabs to reach the base of the wall. The top outs are virtually on the Bridge mountain trail, which allows you to follow it back to the trailhead.
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