Elevation: 4,269 ft
GPS: 36.162, -115.435 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 39,473 total · 399/month
Shared By: Michael Kimm on May 17, 2012
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

An isolated, 200-foot wall on the back way to Turtlehead Peak, hiding in plain sight from the Kraft parking lot. The climbing is incredibly varied: steep varnish crimping, overhanging jugfests, technical slabs, even a couple crack pitches. These are all brand new routes, so care should be taken for now; the wall is still shedding a fair amount of rock. Helmets are probably a good idea. Gets afternoon shade, more of it in the winter.

Getting There

The approach is not as complicated as it seems. Take the trail of the back of the Kraft parking toward Alternative Crag and the Ash Spring Boulders. At Ash Spring, cross the wash and take the trail to the east (right) of the wash. When this trail gets very close (a few feet) from the wash proper, cross the wash again and begin scrambling straight west, aiming for a 35-foot high huecoed blob of sandstone. Take the eastern path around this, onto a rib of stone, until you can cut up one more level on the left through a fifteen foot break, arriving under a large freestanding boulder. Continue up under this boulder along the slabs until you arrive at the base of the wall. 25-35 minutes.

20 Total Climbs

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
Broad Border
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Hippie Vest
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 32
Bear My Soul
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Behavior Issues
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Unknown Corner
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Cowboy Curse
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Outlier
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Summer Session
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Cowboy Bebop
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 50
Lunatic
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
Grizzly
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Broad Border
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hippie Vest
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Bear My Soul
 32
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Behavior Issues
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Unknown Corner
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Cowboy Curse
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Outlier
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
Summer Session
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
Cowboy Bebop
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Lunatic
 50
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Grizzly
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
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