Dante's Wall Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.145, -115.425 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
|Page Views:||12,712 total · 341/month|
|Shared By:||Michael Kimm on Dec 26, 2014|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
DescriptionProbably 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
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 ThereApproach 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Dante's Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Days w Precip
Prime Climbing Season