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Elevation: 4,000 ft 1,219 m
GPS: 36.66053, -114.01148
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Description Suggest change

Lime Kiln Canyon is a limestone sport climbing area located just east of Mesquite, NV across the border in Arizona. It is composed of three main sectors:

The Grail which has many long, single pitch climbs of high quality vertical to slightly overhanging rock. There are also a handful of multi-pitch routes. Mostly shady. This is by far the most popular of the Lime Kiln crags.

The Sacred Trust which has a selection of single pitch climbs as well as a few 5+ pitch routes. This wall doesn't have quite the quality of rock as The Grail but there are still some fantastic climbs and plenty of sunshine makes it good for colder days.

The Back Walls and Redbud Canyon are farther up and back in the canyon. These routes are mainly vertical and slightly slabby quality grey limestone where moderate grades abound.

Lime Kiln is best in the fall and spring. Winter is cold and summer is hot.

There is a pit toilet installed at the trailhead but bringing extra toilet paper isn't a bad idea due to the popularity of the area.

Getting There Suggest change

From I-15, take exit 120 or 122 for Mesquite and follow Mesquite Blvd (SR 144/NV-170) to Riverside Road (NV-170). Turn south on Riverside Road (NV-170) and follow it for 1.1 miles. Just after going over the Virgin River reset the odometer and immediately turn left onto White Rock Road. Drive approximately 0.3 mile on White Rock Road until it makes a sharp turn to the left. At this point continue going straight onto an unpaved road. This intersection is marked by a sign that says Lime Kiln 10 miles. Continue for 10.7 miles from the intersection of Riverside and White Rock. At 3.0 miles, keep left at the fork, continuing to a pull-off on the left at the start of the approach.

A quick 20 minute walk up the hill leads to The Grail or The Sacred Trust. Another 5-10 minutes leads to the Back Walls.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lime Kiln Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 208
Homeostasis
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 302
Khaleesi
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 88
City Dweller (Cellar Dweller)
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 145
The Madness
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 99
Excalibur
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 274
Mesquiter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 179
The Sadness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 107
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 102
The Serf
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 127
Vesper
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 73
Total Depravity
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 111
Mantis
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 67
Homo Faber
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 58
The Honeycomb
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 49
Hoarse Platitudes
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Homeostasis Grail
 208
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Khaleesi Grail
 302
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
City Dweller (Cellar Dweller) Back Walls
 88
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Madness Grail
 145
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Excalibur Grail
 99
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mesquiter Grail
 274
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Sadness Grail
 179
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter Grail
 107
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Serf Grail
 102
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Vesper Grail
 127
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Total Depravity Grail
 73
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Mantis Grail
 111
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Homo Faber Grail
 67
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Honeycomb Grail
 58
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Hoarse Platitudes Grail
 49
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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