Scramblers Wall Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Scramblers wall area is a crag featuring a variety of low-grade trad routes. A bit run-out with some loose rock the routes found here can be somewhat forgettable. However the mellow nature and ability to access the anchors without leading the routes can offer a pleasant afternoon for new trad leaders to cut their teeth.
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 ThereFor those familiar with the area
Approach as per The Slab after diving down into the gully head to the left (away from the slab) for a few hundred feet. If you reach the wash containing the Southern Neveda Climbers Coalition wag bag despencer you have gone too far.
For those unfamiliar with the area
You will head downhill from the first pullout parking lot. Make a left at the fork (Defined by a trail marker), continuing downhill. At a small wash the trail breaks hard left, winding through the slope coming down from the road.... as well as trending right and uphill. YOU will trend right here going back uphill through braided trails with a large tiger striped rock formation on your right (The Tiger Stripe Wall)
At the top of this hill you will find your self on a much more defined ridge trail with a good size gully/wash on your right. Follow the path of least resistance into this gully after which you will immediately begin to head left following braided trails . The trail will eventually tighten as it becomes flanked by various desert shrubs pushing you closer to the wall. Around this time you will find yourself at the right edge of the crag. If you reach the wash containing the Southern Neveda Climbers Coalition wag bag despencer you have gone too far.(10-15 min total)
Classic Climbing Routes at Scramblers Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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