Avg: 3 from 48 votes
|Type:||Trad, 320 ft (97 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Matt Kuehl on Nov 26, 2011|
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HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking area).
A fun climb that starts crumbly but becomes more classic with height. Good variety of climbing with some nice cracks, corners, and face climbing.
Pitch 1: Scramble up the gully to reach the left facing corner. Climb the corner with help from a series of cracks out left with occasional face holds. Move left under a roof and over easier ground below a varnished roof with a wide crack. 150'
Pitch 2: Pull the wide roof and follow up a nice right facing corner to a large ledge. 50'
Pitch 3: Move the belay down and right slightly and climb a long left facing corner with a series of cracks and some face holds on fairly vertical stone. Eventually it will ledge out and build a belay where you see fit 120'
Descent: Hike a bit further up Kraft Mountain and then cut right (East) and traverse the hillside until you reach the "2nd gully" and take this down following cairns. At a certain point you leave the gulley and head right (West) traversing the hillside to the base of the route.
Take the Kraft Mountain Loop Trail thought the boulders turning off up the hillside shortly after Plumbers crack. Keeping an eye out a large white left facing corner that looks like an upside down "L" on Kraft Mountain which is the first pitch.
For additional visual reference, the base of the route is also just left of a large boulder-like block and the base of the cliff.