Ranch Hands Crag Rock Climbing
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DescriptionMost of the climbs on Ranch Hands Crag face east, which means sun...likely in the shade by mid afternoon. Some "sport-ish" routes, bring along some small size pro.
Routes range from 35' to 75' with the exception of roman hands which is 155'.
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 ThereRed springs parking area. Head west. Trail goes along the base of the hill. After about 250 meters you will see cannibal crag, continue about another 350 meters and you will reach ranch hands crag. The crag is along the base of the hill on your left side. See map, see pics. You can't miss it. Approx 10 minute approach.
You can also approach from the parking spot (assisi canyon ave dead ends into sandstone drive). Follow obvious trail which then goes along dry river bed, see crag on left side (travel heading west, crag faces east). Less than 10 min approach.
Classic Climbing Routes at Ranch Hands Crag
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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