Tank Peak Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.162, -115.437 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||kenr on Jun 3, 2017|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
DescriptionEast above one of the largest "tanks" (depression that collects rain-water - "tinaja") in the Calicos.
Top section is white limestrone, and it's the second (or third?) highest peak in Calico Hills proper.
. . . (more info see on SummitPost).
Some possible climbing routes:
- WSW face - from near the tank - (see variation on SummitPost.org)
- SSW face - from near Calico / Tank Pass.
- traverse from Red Cap from NW - (more difficult and trickier than it looks).
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- - > "tank" on the map.
Quickest way is from Sandstone Quarry using the Calico Tanks trail for approach, then scrambing to the summit from the southwest or west.
Days w Precip
Prime Climbing Season