Calico Peak Rock Climbing
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Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
History (Admin Only): Justin Johnsen approved "Description" Dec 13, 2018 View all 5
Larry DeAngelo approved this area Dec 21, 2018
Larry DeAngelo approved "Description" Jan 17, 2019
Justin Johnsen approved "Description" Feb 19, 2019
Larry DeAngelo approved "Description" Jan 18, 2020
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).
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.
The south "ViewCap" (N36.1585 W115.4380) is a bit lower than other spots in the summit area, but displays prominently to nearby sections of Scenic Loop road. and offers the best view on Calico Peak (perhaps with less work). Nicely reached by the routes Stone Sweet Ridge or Red Slippers or upper West South Ridge or SouthEast Gully.
Most quickly reached from the "2nd Pull-Out" (2PO) 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 parking 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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