Reptile Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe crag has a squat demeanor and is characterized by three things. First there is approximately forty-feet of third class terrain beneath the routes. Second, there are two obvious crack systems on the rock. Each of these cut up opposite sides of the crag's crest. And third, it is just off the trail across the grassy drainage just to the left of the approach gully to the Fox.
The third class at the bottom of this crag has been used by guides for multi-pitch transition practice for years. The crag has been used for the same purpose by the Red Rock Rendezvous folks.
The third class area has been identified by the Red Rock Rendezvous event permit as "Third Class between Ranch Hands and Dickies Cliff."
There are three known routes on the crag, but as of this writing, information is only available about one of them...Snake Charmer. Snake Charmer climbs the dogleg crack on the right side of the crag. An unknown and unnamed bolted line ascends the center of the crag and another s shaped crack dominates the left side of the crag.
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
Classic Climbing Routes at Reptile Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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