Type: Sport, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Mark Limage, Ninfa Chauchois (2005)
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Shared By: 72HW Holly on Nov 27, 2007
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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 closely bolted, enjoyable climb that heads straight up slabby white rock on pitch one, then into rippling red on the second. The view is great all the way up and the rock itself is a pleasure to climb on. An excellent introduction to multi-pitch climbing for those so inclined.


Located about 150 yards from the parking area, the first pitch is hidden by the fin of rock that forms the east wall of Front Corridor. Use hidden rappel anchors to drop down into the corridor and get to the base of the climb.


First pitch is 90 feet and has 8 bolts, second pitch is also 90 feet with 10 bolts. Decent belay ledge halfway up with a secure hanging belay at the top.
Las Vegas
soulagent   Las Vegas
One of the bolts on the rap station to get to the route has been pulled out. Its an easy scramble in and out! Great route for a first lead since it's well bolted! Great route in general!
Thanks Mark! May 30, 2008
Brandt Allen
Joshua Tree, Cal
Brandt Allen   Joshua Tree, Cal
There is a bolted route left of Man's Best Friend. Any info on this? Sep 30, 2008
Paul-Anderson   Calgary
A potentially easier approach which avoids the rappel is to head a bit more right immediately out of the parking lot compared to the photo. There is a huge boulder and if you turn left right after this, you enter a small gully. At the end of gully (probably the third you pass after you exit the parking lot), it is a very easy downclimb and then a short walk to get to the start of the route. Mar 28, 2009
Kurt Arend
Angelus Oaks, Ca
Kurt Arend   Angelus Oaks, Ca
Been a guide here for years never knew about the route. Just got off the route with my son Adam who is 7. His first multi pitch route, just me and my boy just a perfect evening in the red rocks. Why you you rappel the approach? Just walk in with a 10 foot 3rd class move doen the gully from the route. Oct 10, 2009
There are 3 routes left of MBF,all of which start on a ramp about 40'
left and 15 up. The 1st is Mollie's Malecone, a trad route up a shallow crack that protects well with aliens and med. camalots, save a small piece for the horizonal 3/4s up. A bolt protects the white slab below the crack. 5:8+ 90' to chains.

The next route left is Riley's Revenge, sport 8 bolts, 5:9 100'to the chains.

Next route left is Paislie Pockets, up the slab to a right facing corner up to the horizonal, traverse right to a left facing corner at the top move right and up to the chains. 5:7+ pg 2 ropes or 1 70 meter for rappel.

Corey Cogley and I put up all of the routes on the face 2-04. We call the the area The Pet Wall. Mark bolted MBF on lead after Cory and I had done it without bolts, not realizing till he reached the chains, a small detail Mark and I laugh about. Nov 27, 2009
Fun route. Approach: Easy quick rap from straight across the gully.
Route: I led it in 1 pitch (60m) and skipped a few bolts. Rap in 2 Dec 2, 2009
HAHA DOR! I remember the day i came up with mud all over my subie!!! Great sandstone routes in my old home town.....To think it was 5 years ago when we first worked these routes!!!!Winston Wall I think was the name! Feb 8, 2010
liveit P
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
liveit P   Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Great, and super fun multi pitch sport route. Super protected (1.5-2 moves for each bolt in some areas) seemed a lot easier than 5.7 especially when compared to some other trad routes. Apr 30, 2010
Lakewood, CO
Superpolok   Lakewood, CO
Wonderful sport climb and VERY well protected which you'll never hear me complaining about. A couple of the bolts on the first pitch are spinners right now. Jun 8, 2011
Alex Rogers
Sydney, Australia
Alex Rogers   Sydney, Australia
Excellent climb, good intro to new leader / new to multipitch. Oct 4, 2011
Garrett Wilson
Henderson nevada
Garrett Wilson   Henderson nevada
I really enjoyed this climb, my first multi-pitch. Perfect to start out, it seems like its a first for alot of climbers so I rated it great just for the fact that it's a popular beginners choice. Real close to the parking and an easy scramble in. The route is real fun, easy climbing and good bolt placement. However when I did this, one of the bolts at the belay point below P2 was loose and pulled out a bit so it was interesting, and also there were a few spinners as well. Im sure it's been done alot since I did it so hopefully these issues have been fixed. Overall its a good climb for anyone, gets good sun, and be prepared to be in lots of tourists photos, anyone on this climb attracts alot of attention from all the people in the parking lot. Enjoy! Jan 15, 2012
Fishers, IN
DavidF   Fishers, IN
Great route for introducing new climbers to the joys of multi-pitch climbing. Have used this climb many times in the past for instruction. No need to repel the approach. Stay to right by 30' and climb down into gully. Well if not over protected, but that does make it a perfect route for new leaders. Feb 10, 2013
My girlfriend and I went to climb this and was waiting for a party of three to rappel off when we wet to clip into the hangers to begin the rappel approach. We noticed the two bolts were spinning and I pulled out one of them with just my hand, left it on the ground, and the other one would have came out it as easily. The party said they had approached the climb from those rappel anchors and one of them was clearly more experienced than the other two. After reading these other comments about spinning hangers on the climb and not sure whether they had been replaced or not we decided against climbing it because of how sketched out we were. I recommend anyone want to climb this route to REALLY be careful and hopefully this route will have upgraded protection soon.

Just a reminder to just not trust protection out there. It hadn't rained or snowed recently and was just from old gear. Mar 18, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
J W   Las Vegas, NV
1) don't take bolts out, even by hand (unless you can leave a safe option). Even in shear, they are plenty strong for a rappel. Just let someone know it's bad. Leaving them out will endanger others.

2) there is an extremely casual 3rd class approach about 50 yards south of the rappel to this climb. Climbers looking to do this route should use this option until someone has time to go replace that bolt. (and, truth be told, it might be a good thing that anchor has gone the way of the dodo, as its completely unnecessary) Mar 19, 2013
At least two spinning bolts on P1 as of 4/5/14. Apr 7, 2014
BJ Cook
San Diego, California
BJ Cook   San Diego, California
Still a couple spinning bolts on P1 as of 09/09/14 Sep 15, 2014
Hanging a left into the gully after the large boulder is solid. Can't miss it.

Couple spinners but the anchors seemed solid. Nice safe route for learning multi-pitch climbing.

However, someone else was climbing the route immediately to climbers left and complained of loose rock. When they got to the anchor for that route they slapped the rock and it was very hollow sounding. I would avoid it. Oct 12, 2014
Kevin Downie
Kevin Downie  
Very much enjoyed climbing this route. Several of the bolts are still loose; the first bolt off the deck can almost be removed by hand. Left all bolts in place but they need to be replaced. Mar 2, 2015
Climbed this route in early May 2015. A couple of the hangers could rotate, but the bolts all seemed solid. May 4, 2015
Red Rock, NV
BigB   Red Rock, NV
2nd bolt on first pitch was loose enough that I could turn it easily with fingers. May 22, 2015
Be careful. I was there July-21-15 and noticed the second bolt on this route was loose, if you twist it it unscrews. Needs to be replaced. If someone bolts or know someone who does it, it would be greatly appreciated. Jul 22, 2015
KayJ   Oregon
Easy fun climb to get on when you want a quick day in the park. linked both pitches with a 70 meter rope. the bolts are so close together, it's easy to skip a few bolts or back clean if you don't have enough draws to link. easy to rap in and then scramble out the same way. still some spinners on the route, but very well protected. Dec 3, 2015
Rob Rice
Kansas City, Kansas
Rob Rice   Kansas City, Kansas
Found a red ATC-guide at the bottom of a gully on our way to Man's Best Friend. If yours, call me at 321-229-1705! Mar 29, 2016
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, ME
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, ME
The hike around the boulder to the 10-foot downclimb is dead easy and takes all of two minutes: no need for the rappel approach. It's so close to the road that I was able to lock our rental car from halfway up the approach. The route is on good rock and very tightly bolted. About as user-friendly as a route can get. Felt much easier than 5.7 and would make a wonderful first multi-pitch lead. Two straightforward single-rope rappels gets you down. We did this on a rest day after Rainbow Buttress...still had to stop twice on the way back to the car to catch our breath(LOL). May 2, 2016
Josh Janes    
LOST (12/29/2016): Sling and Nut Tool. I forgot a sling (which I could care less about) and a nut tool (which has a lot of value for me). Either at Fender Bender or Man's Best Friend. I will reward you very well if you return them to me. Thanks! Dec 29, 2016
North Las Vegas
Rprops   North Las Vegas
Every bolt is torqued down on this route. The 5th is a spinner but the bolt is tight. The 6th is broken. Clip it anyway as it still has value. The low angle finger crack is just above it so a .3 covers it if that's a concern for you. Apr 23, 2018
Bolts 5 and 6 have been chopped and replaced with ASCA bolts. They are not patched, please forgive the temporary ugly chopped bolt studs and rock dust. Nov 2, 2018