Red Book Point Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.156, -115.434 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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DescriptionOne of the higher summits in the middle of the Calicos, surrounded by interesting rock situations with fun scrambling sequences and some thoughtful navigation.
name is from Courtney Purcell's print guidebook, Rambles & Scrambles.
. . (also known as "Point 4608").
So far we know of these main routes:
- West side (from Second Pullout parking):
- SouthEast gully + face (from Assisi Rd or Sandstone Rd parking):
- South gully + ridge (from South Pass):
- Red Book Ridge traverse (from South Pass to Middle Pass)
The Courtney Purcell book suggests a SouthEast ridge route. We're not sure of the details - ? perhaps it is a (better) variation of the ESE gully route?
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 There- - > "rbp" on the map.
Which trailhead parking depends on which route. See list of trailheads on the Area description for Calico Peaks
This peak is about
+620 vertical feet over 0.4 mile distance from the 2nd Pull-out parking (N36.1518 W115.4374) on the Scenic Loop road;
+1100 vertical feet over 1.2 mile distance from Red Springs parking (N36.1464 W115.4189) by Calico Basin Rd;
+950 vertical feet over 0.8 mile distance from end of Sandstone Rd (N36.15679 W115.41995).
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