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Camus Campus TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gaze, The TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Infernal Machine, The TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Left Anchor TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
No Exit TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Right Anchor TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Stranger, The TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 3,742 ft
GPS: 36.15, -115.425 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 2,146 total, 20/month
Shared By: Jon O'Brien on Apr 21, 2009
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

Description

Found it in the new guide book for beginners... convenient top roping right off the trail.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

Stay on the trail that passes Cannibal crag. Look left for a loaf of bread with a horizontal at 10 feet for the entire crag. If you hit cowlick on your right you missed it... The crag stays somewhat hidden from view until you are close to it.

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Thomas Beck
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thomas Beck   Las Vegas, Nevada
Checked out Existential today. There are 3 sets (pairs of bolts) of anchors on top. No links or chains. The rightmost set up has a singe anchor back some from the edge. All hardware looked OK. Dec 5, 2016
Jon O'Brien
Nevada
Jon O'Brien   Nevada
7 years of traffic = good things... It seems like this is the case with many of our crags in the Calico Hills, glad to see it is cleaning up so well, Jason was right :) Aug 29, 2016
We were on four or five of the routes on this wall Monday, April 4th. I didn't encounter anything loose or fragile. The hollow spots are still there but didn't seem too sketchy. Had a lot of fun. Apr 7, 2016
That 5.10a and 5.9 off of the same anchors are excellent. There certainly are some big chunks that sound hollow and fragile elswhere. That being said the whole crag is pretty fun for some TR action. Mar 22, 2015
Thomas Allard
Las Vegas, NV
Thomas Allard   Las Vegas, NV
We really like this crag, the 5.10 and 5.9 that share an anchor are nice challenging climbs. The mid-anchors on top allows you to back up top anchor for safety. Oct 2, 2014
Walt Barker
Reno NV
Walt Barker   Reno NV
Lots of loose stuff. Lots of big stuff just sounds bad if you tap on it. Good thing it's TR. Still. My buds and I did "The Gaze" from the new guidebook, and it was fun. May 19, 2011
Went there last December, and did not find it to my liking due to all the footholds flying out from under me. Went back today and found it much more agreeable. There are some fun moves to be found there, with less loose stuff ( though some spots are still crumbly;I guess that's why it's all toprope.) Nov 18, 2009
Tim Anders
Las Vegas
Tim Anders   Las Vegas
I respectfully disagree. This crag is terrible no matter how many people climb it. Oct 27, 2009
I think this place will clean up eventually. Most routes in Red Rock have a fair bit of friable rock on them until they've seen a lot of use.

I put the stars on there because I felt that given some more traffic, these routes will become fun toprope lines.

Jason Apr 21, 2009

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