Elevation: 8,481 ft
GPS: 36.275, -115.67 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 33,460 total · 612/month
Shared By: Mike Bond on Mar 26, 2018
Admins: Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details

Description

A cliff with some fantastic moderates and some remaining potential. The rock quality is very high and the trail is easy to follow as it is the well established Mary Jane Falls hike. This is a beautiful area with a perfect view down Kyle Canyon and up to the peak of Mt. Charleston. It is nicely situated about 2 minutes off the Mary Jane Falls trail, but it is perfectly hidden and quiet.

The challenge with this wall is deciding when to climb there. It faces due south and is very sunny.  It is best very early in the morning during the summer, or all day when it is below 85 degrees in the valley (and you are in Red Rock). The best day I have had here was on New Years Eve (when it was about 70 in the valley).  The 65-85 degree window is ideal here (temps in Las Vegas, not on the mountain).  March and April tend to yield excellent conditions as does the fall.   Perhaps it will be a welcome escape in the Spring/Fall compared to waiting in lines at Red Rock. In the summer, the central slab gets sun by 9:30am and does not go back into shade until 4:30pm. The right wall stays in shade until about 11am. The 3 routes on the left wall get shade from the big pine tree and are pretty much always shaded.

Thank you to those who contributed to developing this cliff.

Getting There

Follow the Mary Jane Falls trail and continue up the switch backs for that hike until a switch back near the top that cuts left and has very big pine tree at the turn. At the tree, there is a faint trail going straight (instead of switching back to the left). Just passed the pine (a few feet)...is a nice flat rock that forms a bench. This is your clue that you are at the correct switch back...walk forward for 200ish feet (crossing a bit of a loose section) and you are at the cliff with the first 2 routes behind a big pine...the rest are up and around the corner.

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Firstest with the Mostest
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 17
Already Home
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
What if!
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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And Yet it Moves
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
The Time Value of Time
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Smile, Breathe and Go Slowly
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Oh, to be young
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
They tried to bury us, not reali…
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
God Helmet
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 50
You're My Boy Blue!
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
The Elusiveness of Balance
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Nevada Rain
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Ditch the Beans
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 26
La Fuerza (The Force)
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
Embrace the Suck
Sport
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Firstest with the Mostest
 17
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Already Home
 17
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
What if!
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
And Yet it Moves
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Time Value of Time
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Smile, Breathe and Go Slowly
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Oh, to be young
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
They tried to bury us, not…
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
God Helmet
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
You're My Boy Blue!
 50
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Elusiveness of Balance
 35
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Nevada Rain
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Ditch the Beans
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
La Fuerza (The Force)
 26
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Embrace the Suck
 28
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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