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Concave Wall 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Dirty Wall 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Entry Walls 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Radio Wall 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Swamp Cave 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15

Description

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
Access is fragile here: no fixed draws allowed Details

Getting There

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.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Last Train to Mexico
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hand Me Down
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown 10d
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unnamed 11b Sport
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unknown, 11b
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unknown Name 11b
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Simple Twist of Fate
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tangled up in Blue
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unknown Name 12a
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Shelter from the Storm
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dirty Brian
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Heart of Glass
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Brown Sugar
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Swamp Monkey
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Swamp Thing
Sport
Last Train to Mexico Radio Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hand Me Down Entry Walls 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Unknown 10d Swamp Cave 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Unnamed 11b Sport Swamp Cave 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Unknown, 11b Swamp Cave 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Unknown Name 11b Concave Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Simple Twist of Fate Swamp Cave 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Tangled up in Blue Swamp Cave 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Unknown Name 12a Concave Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Shelter from the Storm Swamp Cave 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Dirty Brian Dirty Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Heart of Glass Swamp Cave 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Brown Sugar Swamp Cave 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Swamp Monkey Swamp Cave 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Swamp Thing Swamp Cave 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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We found an ascender at Swamp Cave a couple of days ago. DM me with a description and we'll get it back to you! :) Feb 8, 2017
I have family in Moapa, going to visit this area soon, though I'm still working on my sport climbing confidence on anything over 10--as I'm working on my confidence on this--can any of these 11's 12's be top roped walking up and above the wash? Sep 6, 2015
Le Reve and La Lune are on the right side of the big dirty looking cave/hole that is across from and before the swamp cave (on the right as you approach the swamp cave). Jan 27, 2015
Darren in Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Darren in Vegas   Las Vegas, NV
Pretty sure that La Reve is across from the Swamp Cave, but I am not 100% sure of that. Jan 22, 2015
Nicholas L.
Raleigh, NC
Nicholas L.   Raleigh, NC
Isn't it always okay to camp on BLM land unless otherwise noted? Nov 21, 2013
I was wondering if camping is allowed as well Oct 25, 2013
Is it OK to camp at the trailhead? Oct 21, 2013
If I don't have high enough clearance to get around the rough spot at the final turn off (and assuming I'm willing to walk the extra mile to the canyon), is there a place to park that won't offend anyone? Feb 24, 2012

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