Wall of Death Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Jason D. Martin on Oct 31, 2016|
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DescriptionThis is the most dangerous wall on planet Earth. It's kind of like a combination of the most dangerous routes on Annapurna and K2 put together...except the wall's not at altitude, the lines are tightly bolted, the rock is good, the lines are 40 to 50-feet tall, it's usually warm, and it's only a 15-minute approach. Aside from those facts, it's really really really dangerous.
The Wall of Death is like that movie, The Ring. If you look at it - even from the parking lot - you'll probably die...someday. This place is sketchier than a 20-year-old bro trying to "teach" his girlfriend how to climb. I mean, it's even sketchier than some of the advice given in the forum section of this website...
So what' I'm saying is don't go here... You'll be scared the whole time and it will scar you for life.
Aside from that, here's some beta:
This is a west facing crag in the Calico Hills. The belays for the right-hand side of the crag are shaded by a giant fin of rock (that will probably topple over and kill everyone in Las Vegas some day).
The rock is mostly good. It will continue to clean up as more people climb at the area. But it's unlikely anyone will ever come here, because this is the WALL OF DEATH.
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 as for Ultraman Wall. This area is found directly beneath Ultraman.
If there were ever any kind of helicopter or plane crash at Ultraman, all the debris would fall down on top of you at the Wall of Death...because it's just that kind of place...
If you can figure out how to get to the Wall of Death, it will take about 15-minutes. If you can't, you might end up on Epinephrine by accident. That would be a really big mistake, and it would take a really long time to walk there from the First Pullout...
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