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Family friendly areas in Red Rock


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Mike Womack · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 1,658

Visiting family for thanksgiving and then spending a half day or so climbing at RR.  I'm wanting to find a place where there are single-pitch trad climbs 5.8 - 5.10+ but also have an OK landing spots at the base for kids to run around (not romper room) and a shorter hike (30min max.).  

Normally I head out to the canyons and do a longer climb, so I'm not too familiar on the cragging scene here.  

I know about: moderate mecca and yin yang area. Anywhere else worth mentioning?   Thanks in advance!!

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

Mike Womack wrote:

Visiting family for thanksgiving and then spending a half day or so climbing at RR.  I'm wanting to find a place where there are single-pitch trad climbs 5.8 - 5.10+ but also have an OK landing spots at the base for kids to run around (not romper room) and a shorter hike (30min max.).  

Normally I head out to the canyons and do a longer climb, so I'm not too familiar on the cragging scene here.  

I know about: moderate mecca and yin yang area. Anywhere else worth mentioning?

I wouldn't take lil kids to moderate but thats just me...you could go to the ragged edges area(willow springs) https://www.mountainproject.com/route/105732437/ragged-edges?method=dropdown&query=ragged%20edges&search=1&type=route

Mike Womack · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 1,658

BigB wrote:

I wouldn't take lil kids to moderate but thats just me...you could go to the ragged edges area(willow springs)

Yeah, I took my daughter to moderate mecca but before she could walk.  You're right - probably not the best area though.  I'll check out ragged edges area. looks cool!

Cole Morgan · · Portland,Oregon · Joined Jan 2013 · Points: 0

I would check out Cannibal Crag in the Calico basin. Nice flat rock areas to run around on and about a 5-10 minute approach on pretty flat ground. It is pretty limited on 5.10's, but there's a few 5.8 and 5.9 routes that all feel a bit hard for the grade. There's also some pretty sweet arete climbs that clock in at 5.11- if your feeling strong. 

https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105732024/cannibal-crag

Edit: You said trad not sport. I am a complete idiot. Cheers

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340
Mike Womack · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 1,658

What about the Winter Heat wall.  Climbs look cool.  Good spot?

sarcasm · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2010 · Points: 490

Mike Womack wrote:

What about the Winter Heat wall.  Climbs look cool.  Good spot?

It is a good spot and the climbs are good but it's probably not a good spot for toddlers.  Steep final approach to the area with big rocks around and decent fall hazards.  I don't know.  I think the Ragged Edges, Peaches area is about as good as it can get in RR for little ones.  Maybe the Kraft boulders if you want to boulder.


Edit: Also the name Winter Heat Wall was sarcasm, it's shady.

Mike Womack · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 1,658

Cool.  Thanks sarcasm.  It's nice to know an area isn't good for toddlers before dragging them out there.  I'll probably check out ragged edges

Rprops · · North Las Vegas · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 727

Sunnyside crag. Straight shooter. Brass  Wall  (topless twins & mushroom people)   Front of mescalito (disco, next century and splitting hares). And, the unsung classic, Flight Path Area. 41 minute approach on that one though 

Jason D. Martin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 710

BigB wrote:

Mike,

You could try this one as well..

https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105732138/gnat-man-crag


Gnat Man is kinda sketchy for kids. But both Cowlick and Dickies are nice in that area...though maybe a little easy for what you're looking for.


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