Elevation: 7,250 ft
GPS: 40.326, -115.511 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tommy O. on Apr 19, 2013
Admins: Justin Johnsen

Description

Harrison Pass is a beautiful granite batholith that has been eroded into many domes, boulders fins and blocks that have a wide range of crystal sizes and climbing styles from solid slab climbing, face climbing on dikes and of course the cracks that will leave you bleeding and wanting more. This area is currently under development and has an opportunity for many first ascents. One thing to be mindful of is your waste: pack it in, pack it out. There are many great spots to camp but some have been trashed due to this being a very popular hunting spot. This also being said watch out for the deer and hunters alike.

All the camping is on BLM land, except for clearly marked areas that are private property (the small ghost town and some ranches). Leave as little impact as possible and help out by picking up the trash of others whenever you can.

Getting There

Harrison pass is located in the Ruby Mountains of North central Nevada it is about an hour drive south of Elko. From Elko head south on 227 till it intersects 228 take a right at the stop light and keep on going past the small town of Jiggs (great place to stop for a beer they have bud, bud light and Coors all in bottles and you can talk to the owner Harry Peters about the two headed stuffed calf mounted on the wall) past Jiggs you will follow the signs to Harrison pass (take the left fork) and you will start seeing rock outcrops on the left hand side of the road. The road will eventually turn to dirt (this is not plowed in the winter) and you will see many formations on both sides of the road with the largest ones to the south. ItÂ’s crazy to think that most of these formations have not been climbed on and is just a great place to get lost.

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