Elevation: 3,890 ft
GPS: 36.145, -115.426 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 85,663 total · 609/month
Shared By: Michael Kimm on Mar 1, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

Easy to see form the parking lot, the Civ Crag is marked by a huge northwest-facing varnished corner. Routes range from jugs on a slab to slightly overhanging, and the rock quality is excellent, comprising mostly of the beautiful brown varnish usually associated with canyon routes. Looking for a run of moderate climbs a step up from the crowds at the Panty Wall and Magic Bus? This is the crag for you.

Getting There

Head down to the right where the main trail initially splits, and then head up through a break to the right of Circus Wall. From there, head east, keeping approximately even in altitude - you'll be almost paralleling the loop road. You'll cross a wash or two, and eventually you should spot the black, NW-facing backside of the crag, sitting below the large steep slab that is the Black Hole. 10-15 minutes from the parking lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Civilization Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 15
The Mayan Pass
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 94
The Sun Never Sets
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 121
The Three Kingdoms
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 143
Five Charter Oath
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 152
Sultans and Viziers
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 219
This is Sparta
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 165
Ming Dynasty
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 328
Manifest Destiny
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 173
Umayyad Caliphate
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 237
Mongol Hoarde
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 192
Byzantium
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 237
The Fall of Rome
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 185
Conquistador
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Evil Empire
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Mayan Pass
 15
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
The Sun Never Sets
 94
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Three Kingdoms
 121
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Five Charter Oath
 143
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Sultans and Viziers
 152
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
This is Sparta
 219
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ming Dynasty
 165
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Manifest Destiny
 328
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Umayyad Caliphate
 173
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Mongol Hoarde
 237
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Byzantium
 192
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Fall of Rome
 237
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Conquistador
 185
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Evil Empire
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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