Red Cap Rock Climbing
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Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
History (Admin Only): Larry DeAngelo approved this area Dec 21, 2018
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).
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).
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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