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Routes in Calico Peak

NorthEast Ramp T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
SSE Ridge + SSE Groove T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
SouthEast Gully T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a

Description

Not the highest peak in the Calico Hills proper, but the most prominent seen from the nearby section of the Red Rock Scenic Loop road.

Top section is white sandstone, and it's the third (or second?) highest peak in Calico Hills "proper".

Its wide summit area has several high points, not easy to determine which one is the highest.

"South viewpoint" (N36.1585 W115.4380) is a bit lower than other spots in the summit area, but displays prominently to nearby section of Scenic Loop road. and offers the best views (perhaps with less work).

Some possible climbing routes:
  • SouthEast Gully
  • SSE Ridge + SSE Groove
  • NorthEast Ramp
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

- - > "cal" on the map.

Most quickly reached from the "2nd Pull-Out" parking on the Red Rock Scenic Loop road. Perhaps the SouthEast Gully route is the fastest way to the summit area.

Or can be climbed from Sandstone Quarry by approaching its northeast side (and the "tank") using the Calico Tanks trail, then climbing the "East-side Ramp" route.

Much more work to get to it from the southeast from the Calico Basin parking areas.

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