Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 36.661, -114.011 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jun 11, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd
Access Issue: Coconino & Kaibab National Forest Closure 6/23/21 Details

Description

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 which include all the climbing deep up 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.

Human waste is a problem both near The Grail and near the camping/parking areas. Please come prepared to pack your shit out.

Getting There

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.

95 Total Climbs

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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.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 95
Office Party
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 123
Merely a Flesh Wound
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 68
Simple Truths
Sport 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 115
Divine Vessel
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 90
Last Supper
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 189
Khaleesi
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 73
Excalibur
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 112
The Madness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 192
Mesquiter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 120
The Sadness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 91
Greyhound
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 70
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 94
Vesper
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 137
Homeostasis
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 78
Mantis
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Office Party Sacred Trust
 95
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Merely a Flesh Wound Grail
 123
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Simple Truths Sacred Trust
 68
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Divine Vessel Grail
 115
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Last Supper Grail
 90
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Khaleesi Grail
 189
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Excalibur Grail
 73
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
The Madness Grail
 112
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mesquiter Grail
 192
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Sadness Grail
 120
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Greyhound Back Walls
 91
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter Grail
 70
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Vesper Grail
 94
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Homeostasis Grail
 137
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mantis Grail
 78
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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