Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 36.66053, -114.01148
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jun 11, 2010 · Updates
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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 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

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.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 107
Office Party
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 74
Simple Truths
Sport 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 138
Divine Vessel
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 176
Homeostasis
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 246
Khaleesi
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 83
Excalibur
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 129
The Madness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 235
Mesquiter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 141
The Sadness
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 100
Greyhound
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 88
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 79
The Serf
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 115
Vesper
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 99
Mantis
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 57
Homo Faber
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Office Party Sacred Trust
 107
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Simple Truths Sacred Trust
 74
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 5 pitches
Divine Vessel Grail
 138
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Homeostasis Grail
 176
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Khaleesi Grail
 246
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Excalibur Grail
 83
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
The Madness Grail
 129
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mesquiter Grail
 235
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Sadness Grail
 141
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Greyhound Back Walls
 100
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Way of the Peaceful Bolter Grail
 88
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Serf Grail
 79
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Vesper Grail
 115
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Mantis Grail
 99
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Homo Faber Grail
 57
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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