Quarry View Climbing
|GPS:||36.162, -115.447 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||kenr on Dec 9, 2018|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen|
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).
Traversing all three bumps is a scrambling challenge, but likely not as great a challenge as the bushwhacking and scrambling navigation required to access up to and down from the ends of the traverse.
. . . (The ridge of these bumps does not connect southeast to Calico Peak or any other Calico Hills summits, because there is a deep chasm just east from here).
There's another smaller bump with view just 500 ft NE above Sandstone Quarry parking. Wearing shoes with a friction sole, it's a straightforward non-difficult scramble. But its ridge does not connect with the Quarry View bumps or any other Calico Hills summits, because there is a deep chasm just east from the view bump.
warning: Many loose rocks and weak breakable hand- and foot-holds on and around this area - (even when the rock is plenty dry). The rock becomes especially weak for a couple of days after significant rain or snow, so holds are even more likely to break off.
Parking at Sandstone Quarry (N36.1622 W115.4503) on the Red Rock Scenic Loop road is closest [ "sq" on Map ].
There's no simple way to get to any of the summits, because the obvious ridge lines have deep chasms that cut across them. So first hike N from parking about 600 ft. Then turn right and bushwhack and scramble ESE up a valley and somehow reach somewhere around the west ("View") and middle summits.
Or perhaps first hike N from parking about 750 ft, then turn right and bushwhack + scramble E about 800 ft, then bear right and scramble about 400 ft S then SE to somewhere around the middle and east summits.
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