Strategic Arms Wall Rock Climbing
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DescriptionHigh above Ash Spring, up the canyon from Cold Sweat, sits an obscure classic splitter: Strategic Arms; a tall, overhanging corner set in a 100-foot tall, beautiful, black varnish wall. Another Calico crag which makes you feel like you're a million miles from everyone.
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 ThereAnother crag visible from the Kraft parking. Hike off the backside of the Kraft parking lot and follow the road to the old house foundation. Take the trail down into the wash and follow it on the left side to Ash Spring and its boulders. Continue up the steepening canyon past a tall slab on your left (Cold Sweat), and work your way up slabs and across and around boulders until you're up under the wall (Intercontinental Breakfast will be visible from below). From here, either do a fifth class move up and over an eight foot high break, or go around to the right and circle back down into the slot below the wall. ~30 minutes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Strategic Arms Wall
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