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North Gully T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Red Cap Ridge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description

Highest peak in the Calico Hills "proper".

Mostly white sandstone -- except for its summit cap which is red sandstone (and not so easy to get up on top of).

. . (also known as "Turtlehead Junior", though its rock type and appearance are not similar to much higher Turtlehead Peak).

Some possible climbing routes:
  • North gully
  • ? west or southwest face ? (reported in print guidebook + SummitPost)
  • traverse from Tank Peak from SE

. . (more info see on SummitPost, and detailed description in Courtney Purcell book page 70
. . . . also with photos + GPS in Branch Whitney book pages 69-73).

Getting There

- - > "rc" on the map.

Most quickly reached from the Sandstone Quarry parking on the Red Rock Scenic Loop road.
. . (but there's no easy way to its top, or even to near its top).

Significantly longer and more uphill from parking in the Calico Basin area.

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