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Ferrous Wheel

5.10d, Sport, 45 ft (14 m),  Avg: 1.8 from 28 votes
FA: Michael Kimm, November 2008
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 03-First Pullou… > Iron Man Wall
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


Th is route ascends the far right side of the wall. Straightforward 5.6 slab climbing brings you to a break under a roof, where tricky technical moves on round crimpers pull you up onto the upper section of the wall. Easier if you're tall. If it were longer and more sustained, it'd be sweet.


Bolts to chains.

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Dan gets some air time off the crux roof move.
[Hide Photo] Dan gets some air time off the crux roof move.
Morgan entering the crux roof of Ferrous Wheel.
[Hide Photo] Morgan entering the crux roof of Ferrous Wheel.

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[Hide Comment] Why bolt it if it's NOT "sweet"? Nov 22, 2008
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
[Hide Comment] Great name! Nov 24, 2008
Michael Kimm
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] It's got quality moves through the crux, and the bottom 30 feet is a great beginner climb. My sweetness comment means just that: it would be a better climb if it were a little longer and had a more sustained finish.

And thanks for the name props =). I laughed to myself for the hour after it occurred to me. Dec 12, 2008
[Hide Comment] The route is well worth doing. I managed to underestimate the roof moves and fell on my first attempt. Good lead for the aspiring 11a sport leader as most of the route is 5.6-5.8. Jan 14, 2010
Brattleboro, VT
[Hide Comment] I climbed (but didn't send) it on TR, so instead of following the easy bolted start, I took an alternative start straight down from the anchors--a fun bouldery start. Jan 5, 2013
Ralph Kolva
Pine, CO
[Hide Comment] Well protected and fun even if it is a one move climb. Jan 7, 2015