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Elevation: 1,837 ft 560 m
GPS: 36.73882, -114.74139
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Arrow Canyon is a two hundred foot deep box canyon located 45 minutes northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The canyon is home to various species of desert wildlife, petroglyphs, and horrendous flash floods. The BLM maintains the land which means you as a public citizen own it too. Take care when visiting the canyon to ensure future visits for years to come. Also keep in mind that Arrow Canyon is a designated Wilderness Area. That, in particular, means no bolting and no motor vehicles.

Further reading:

BLM Arrow Canyon Wilderness page

Getting There Suggest change

This is Mr. Brady's and the BLM's prefered access to Arrow Canyon. From Exit 90 on I-15 North, drive exactly 11 miles west on 168. You will pass three roads along the way (on the left) called Warm Springs. At 11 miles (.2 miles past the last Warm Springs road) you will turn left onto dirt road with a sign saying The Brady's. This left turn is right as 168 starts to curve right. Drive .5 miles past The Brady's house to a rectangular fenced area with a building in it. Just in front of the fenced area a rough dirt road skirts the right side of the fenced area. Follow this rough dirt road 1 mile to wilderness fence and park. Walk 20-30 minutes into Arrow canyon. The road is rough but we made it in with a subaru outback wagon (the beginning was the tricky spot). Good to have a 4x4 or high clearance.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Arrow Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Alligator Skin
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Sherpa James
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 37
Passan Temba
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 56
Crocodillo
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 56
Simple Twist of Fate
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 75
Tangled up in Blue
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Pockets of Excellence
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 38
Dirty Deeds
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 38
Shelter from the Storm
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 28
Camels and Cokes
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 17
Dirty Boulevard
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 38
Brown Sugar
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 16
Heart of Glass
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 14
Planet Gone Mad
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 6
Swamp Thing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Alligator Skin Swamp Cave
 42
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sherpa James Swamp Cave
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Passan Temba Swamp Cave
 37
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crocodillo Swamp Cave
 56
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Simple Twist of Fate Swamp Cave
 56
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Tangled up in Blue Swamp Cave
 75
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pockets of Excellence Concave Wall
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dirty Deeds Dirty Wall
 38
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Shelter from the Storm Swamp Cave
 38
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Camels and Cokes Dirty Wall
 28
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Dirty Boulevard Dirty Wall
 17
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Brown Sugar Swamp Cave
 38
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Heart of Glass Swamp Cave
 16
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Planet Gone Mad Dirty Wall
 14
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Swamp Thing Swamp Cave
 6
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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