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The Processed Food Buttress
> Southern Nevada
> Red Rock
> 01-Calico Basin
> Kraft Mtn Area
> W Shoulder of Kraft M…
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet.
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 and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
A band of low quality rock; the pressure of hand jamming causes the rock to crumble. The redeeming features of this venue are proximity to a car and direct sunshine. At the risk of inciting apocryphal flame wars, this cliff is a perfect place to climb when it has recently rained/snowed. So until the star ratings of these climbs rocket into positive territory, it would be great if restless climbers would come pull off all the exfoliating rock…
This is the first buttress one encounters hiking up the trail (Kraft Mountain Loop) that goes around the west end of Kraft Mountain, as for Atman, Sunny & Steep. It is directly above a curious large white rock in a large red hueco; and below the Tougue Mud/Rock Monster band. Descend climber’s left along a ramp to the gully/wash at the base of the rock. Or continue up to the Tongue Mud area.