Type: Trad, 360 ft, 3 pitches
FA: John Williamson, Bob Logerquist. Sept 1970
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Shared By: Sue B on May 25, 2010
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


High on the left side of the formation is a large, varnished corner. This is climbed in two or three pitches.

About 75 feet to the left around the corner and up from Physical Graffiti.


Std rack.


hiked/scrambled about 100' up and to the left of physical graffiti to reach the start of the climb.
The first pitch involved easy chimney moves for less than 100' before I reached a slung chockstone that sat 20' below a roof and right facing corner. I skipped that belay and setup an anchor on a ledge 10' higher though, if I climb this again, I'd probably use the chock.
The 2nd pitch must be the 5.8 bit and involved pulling around a right facing corner into an offwidth crack on some rather crumbly rock. Although awkward, the moves were quite interesting. I found it difficult to place good gear.
I ended the 2nd pitch after about 100' as I reached easier terrain. A easy final pitch (~100') lead to a plateau with a cairn and a straight forward descent to the left. May 9, 2011
Las Vegas, NV
Oliver   Las Vegas, NV
Climbed this on 4/6/2017:

Pitch 1 quite easy, maybe a 5.5.

Pitch 2 was fully bolted (including a 2 bolt anchor with rap rings) and 5.8.

Pitch 3 was difficult to protect and the rock is quite soft. I don't think it was very difficult, but I was only able to put in 2 pieces and sling a dish. Not a very enjoyable pitch and probably wouldn't repeat it, but just rap down from pitch 2 instead.

At the top we moved over to the right and rappelled down from the top of Physical Graffiti to the top of pitch 3 of Big Bad Wolf with 2 more rappels down to the ground (70 meter rope). Apr 10, 2017
D Young
Las Vegas, Nevada
D Young   Las Vegas, Nevada
Hey OliverS, you didn't climb Riding Hood's 2nd pitch (or 3rd). You climbed a new route I bolted not quite 2 years ago. It is a single pitch route called Houses of the Holy. Riding Hood climbs the right facing corner just to the right of HotH and has no bolts. Please don't add this new route to Mtn Pjct. I will add it someday. Jul 8, 2017
Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson  
Getting into the crack from the 2nd pitch belay felt very hard for 5.8+. It looked to us like some massive sheets had peeled off of the left-facing wall. The arete to the left was very flaky, sandy, and suspect for holds peeling off. 5.8+++ Nov 26, 2017