Prison Sex Bouldering Area (aka Jean Boulders) Climbing
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|Shared By:||DesertDan on Jan 9, 2016|
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DescriptionTucked away in the very southern corner of Jean Lake Valley, the Prison Sex Bouldering Area (PSBA) is a three mile stretch of granite outcrops along the eastern side of the Lucy Gray Mountains. This area is on good ol' climber friendly BLM land without a wilderness area in sight. The rock is rough with large feldspar crystals, some of it is grainy and flaky but most is solid. The majority of bouldering is near the road along the base of the Lucy Grays but there is much and more up on the hillsides and in the upper ends of the canyons going west though the mountains. A lot of the climbs are in the 10-20' range and the holds tend to be thin and crimpy. With the exception of some top roping, only a handful of spread out rocks and cliff faces are tall enough to merit roped climbing. If you do want to top rope, bring slings and gear.
This is a great place to get away from it all, people, cars, town, tourists (the other people), even climbers. Hardly anyone comes here. The biggest users of the area are off-road enthusiasts. Dirt bike trails crisscross all along the base and through the Lucy Gray Mts. Camping spots are limited but there are a couple of good ones right in the rocks. There's no water or firewood out here, so bring yer own.
Getting ThereFrom the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd and Goodsprings Rd in Jean, go south on LV Blvd 1/4 mile and take the first left onto Prison Rd. Cross over the tracks, then just before the 'You have no rights' sign, take the dirt road to the right. The first boulders are 8.5 miles down this dirt road and line the west side for the next three miles.
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