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Frigid Air Buttress Boulders
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet.
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 and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
Shady all day except maybe from 11am - 2pm due to the shade the wash provides with trees. Very secluded due to the fact that the only people who would ever see this boulder are hardcore scramblers or trad climbers going to Frigid Air Buttress (and unless they wanted to warm up on a boulder a trad climber wouldn't waste his/her energy)
Park in the Ice Box pullout and start to head down the trail as if you were going to go to the "waterfall" of Ice Box. After a 5 min hike or so you will start to see the wash on your left becoming deeper and deeper, look to your left and notice the canyon closer than that of the true Ice Box Canyon, this canyon is The Necromancer on the left wall and Frigid Air Buttress on the right wall. Drop into the wash when the main trail begins to pull away from being parallel with the wash, and start to head for this canyon. After about a 10 min hike you will begin to notice large boulders that the trail will actually go thru. Immediately after this you will see a short two move dyno on a small boulder I dubbed "Breaking the Ice" because this is where you enter a long wash of boulders with much more potential, hike about another 30 feet around a bend and you will notice the Tri-force boulder.