Hidden Corridor Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe 'Hidden Corridor,' as its name implies, is an unobvious area that many walk by without notice en route to the more southeastern Sandstone Quarry crags. It is a very pretty location with varied climbing and interesting passageways, only a 5 minute walk from the car. Traditional, as well as sport climbing lines, exist here. The routes face in many different directions, so sun or shade can most likely be found at any time.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
Getting ThereBegin your approach as for the Stratocaster area. From the southeast corner of the parking lot, follow the east/west running trail which leads around to the south facing aspect of Calico Hills. After about 150 yards, make a left at a break and scramble down a steep stone gully which deposits you at the west end of a narrow corridor. Several sport routes (Sandy Secrets, Dirty Secret, etc) exist in this east/west corridor. To access 'Little Red,' and adjacent routes, continue north through a really tight a-frame corridor.
Classic Climbing Routes at Hidden Corridor
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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