Calico Peak Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.16, -115.438 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||kenr on Jun 1, 2017|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
DescriptionNot 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
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- - > "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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