Type: Trad
FA: Todd Swain, Winston Farrar,Jake Burkey
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Shared By: Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? on Aug 24, 2005
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


A fun route to hop on, if you are already planning on heading out to the area. The more popular climb "The Haj"(5.9),shares an anchor with this route. "The route to Mecca" starts 10 feet or so left of "Sir Climbalot"(5.7PG)and"The Haj"(5.9). Climb the short,left facing corner,then pull up over the well protected bulge(crux)continuing to climb the fun, left facing corner/crack that will exit onto a couple of ledges. Scramble up the ledges(watch out for the barrel cactus)to a bolted communal anchor on a nice sized ledge. Rappel with one 60 meter rope.


Standard rack to 3"


Salt Lake City, Utah
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
Route very similar to Sir Climbalot to it's right; crux kinda down low so protect well then cruise the rest of the route! Maybe a bit better gear on this route than its neighbors! Nov 21, 2006
Bishop, CA
outdooreric   Bishop, CA
This is the better of the two 5.7's here. You'll want a tiny cam .33" for the upper lieback dihedral move.

What's up with the cheap ass chain anchor? Make sure to save some skinny biners to fit through the tiny links as there are no hangers up there either. Dec 17, 2008
dirty son of a cinch
las vegas, nv
dirty son of a cinch   las vegas, nv
my second trad lead climb!! great protection- and in need of some real anchors!! Feb 8, 2012
Alex Ethier
  5.7 R
Alex Ethier  
  5.7 R
This route is in serious need of an anchor!!! Current anchor situation is rather dodgy.
The anchor itself is fine but the traverse from route to Mecca to the anchor is sketchy. Jul 16, 2012
Keithb00ne Boone
Las Vegas, NV
Keithb00ne Boone   Las Vegas, NV
There is an anchor directly above 'The Route to Mecca'. It is on a verticle wall above the barrel cactus. This is not shown in some guidebooks. The quality of the anchors isn't great. There are no hangars, quicklinks or rap rings and the chain links are small. It is a chain directly bolted to the rock. The hardware needs to be upgraded, but I wouldn't worry about it too much. The stance at the anchor is practically flat. Oct 3, 2013
Keithb00ne Boone
Las Vegas, NV
Keithb00ne Boone   Las Vegas, NV
Yesterday two new quicklinks were added to the chains to make the anchors and cleaning a little easier. I also left a #12 BD stopper on the wall (stuck). I would like to have it back. Oct 4, 2013
First Track Jack
Evergreen, CO
First Track Jack   Evergreen, CO
Great route, well protected and fun..... 5.7 shared anchor... Takes some time to find routes the first time... Mar 1, 2017
William Thiry
Las Vegas
William Thiry   Las Vegas
This route is slightly more sustained and perhaps a tad more fun than Sir Climbalot. Both are nice climbs that share the same anchor (the anchor is in good condition). Jan 27, 2018