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Routes in Mass Extinction Block

Dying Breed T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Impact Event T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Elevation: 4,488 ft
GPS: 36.084, -115.475 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 1,149 total, 35/month
Shared By: harrison t on Mar 26, 2015
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

Description

This crag is bad ass.
If you have done the routes on the Spring Break wall and you're looking for more hard trad lines that are STEEP, this is your place. The MEB makes the spring break wall look like a kiddie crag (although those routes are bad ass as well)

You can expect to get pumped pulling sporty moves while plugging in cams and wires instead of clipping bolts, It's awesome.
5 routes ranging from 11+ - 12+ All of the routes are fairly bold and serious leads requiring hard moves off the ground with no protection, so bringing a bouldering bad is not a bad idea. (there is one sport route)

Little morning sun, after 9 or 10 it gets shade. The sun is close by when the routes are in the shade.

Jerry Handrens guide has a nice overview pic of how to get there with good descriptions of these bold routes... along with the rest of the great routes in Red Rocks
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

Park at First Creek Canyon.
Walk across the desert to the overhanging block.

Take the main trail until you can branch right. Follow that trail paralleling the wash, it will eventually take you across at a waterfall and pool that seems to always have people hanging around. Very faint trails and random cairns will take you up the hill to the block.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mass Extinction Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Impact Event 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
Dying Breed 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Trad
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Josh Janes    
If this gem were located in the Calico Hills, it would be sprayed with bolts. Thank god it isn't! Nov 10, 2015

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