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Abandon all Hope T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Celestial Spheres S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dis S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Divine Comedy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Inferno S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
One Hundred Cantos S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Right Road Lost, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Three Mouths, Three Faces S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Virgil and Beatrice S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Virtuous Pagans S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Elevation: 4,062 ft
GPS: 36.145, -115.425 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Michael Kimm on Dec 26, 2014 with updates
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen


Probably as far east as you'll go in the first pullout, this is a tall wall of fantastic rock, largely hidden from the parking lot. Climbs range in style from a beautiful varnished chimney to a bouldery overhanging crimpfest and everything in between. Sort of like Civilization Crag's big brother.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

Approach to Civilization Crag. Continue up under the "slot" climbs, and follow cairns uphill and east through a break (see beta photos). Head straight east and you'll arrive at The Chasm, and once you're at that wall, continue down and around the formation until you arrive at a short steep slot. Up the slot, and you've arrived at Dante's Wall. 20 minutes.

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John Hegyes
Las Vegas, NV
John Hegyes   Las Vegas, NV
Job well done on a great wall. These routes are really fun. Nov 13, 2016
Astoria, OR
DesireeDCat   Astoria, OR
Thank you again Mr Kimm for bringing a smile to my face. I look for climbing areas you have established. I would love to donate to the Michael Kimm gear fund for establishing routes! This area is worth the trek and a lot of the climbs stay in the shade until late morning. It was a nice break from the sun. The cairns are very helpful. So thanks again, you're appreciated.

We did find the wall from Red Springs picnic area. This way is easier approach to make with your dog, rather than taking them for a bouldering jaunt through the Civilization Crag. Oct 14, 2016
Great crag, with some fun lines. Cairns were a great help leading from the slot at Civ Crag east to Dante's! Thanks. Rock is quite cold now, and the Southwest wall isn't seeing sun in the winter. Will be perfect when it warms up a bit! Definitely worth the approach. Dec 29, 2015
Met some other climbers there last weekend who approached the wall via Red Springs. They said after the initial hill it was quite level. Cairns are still in place from Civ crag but are not apparent unless you go up through the slot, as opposed to out from the 5.4 corner route. Great wall for sun in the winter. Dec 17, 2015
Nicholas Gillman
Las Vegas
Nicholas Gillman   Las Vegas
Replaced the previous beta/topo photo I uploaded at a much higher resolution (the max MP will allow)almost double the original hopefully it will be much clearer when pulled up on the app.Cheers. Jul 2, 2015
Michael Kimm
Las Vegas, NV
Michael Kimm   Las Vegas, NV
Went out today and added a bunch of cairns on the way to Dante's Wall. Should be easier to find now.
EDIT: People keep knocking them down? Three attempts to rebuild them, they keep disappearing. Dunno... Dec 29, 2014
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
Yeah, the best way to get to this wall is to go to Civ, then go up the gully with the three tens in it and out the top. Cut across about level with that for a hundred yards or so to Dante's Wall. The Chasm is a good landmark to keep you headed in the right direction. Dec 29, 2014
VERY VERY good wall. Complex/confusing approach. Fine new addition. Really good rock!!! Dec 28, 2014
mike moore
las vegas, nv
mike moore   las vegas, nv
nice addition to the Calico Hills Mike. Thanks for your continued development efforts. Dec 28, 2014

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