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Sour Pain

5.11b, Sport, 45 ft (14 m),  Avg: 2.9 from 164 votes
FA: Valarie Heredia
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rocks > (04) Second Pul… > Sweet Pain Wall
Warning Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. DetailsDrop down


Climb up to and then follow the flake, before moving right to finish on the crimpy headwall.


Found just left of Glitter Gulch.


7 bolts to 2 rings

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Leslie Smith
North Wilmot, NH
[Hide Comment] Loose, sandy and squeezed. Feb 6, 2013
[Hide Comment] The start is loose, but the climbing and rock both improve after the second bolt or so. Not quite as good as the neighboring climbs, but very fun nonetheless. Mar 19, 2013
Austin Boren
las vegas Nevada
[Hide Comment] This climb is more interesting than its neighbors. still cleaning up, but worth a go. Oct 26, 2013
Kalvin Hom
San Francisco, CA
[Hide Comment] Wasn't that loose when I climbed it, fun climb! Apr 21, 2016
Justin Streit
Las Vegas, NV
[Hide Comment] I think this thing is really good. I think it has cleaned up over time, because nothing felt loose or sandy on this at all. I think the bad rep is no longer warranted. Really cool movement on big holds, then techy crux at the bulge. Nov 14, 2016
D Scott Clark
Chattanooga, TN
[Hide Comment] Favorite route at the wall. Super fun movement! Nov 21, 2018
Andrew G
Pittsburgh, PA
[Hide Comment] it's definitely a bit squeezed, but the variety of movement and consistency of the route made it my favorite on the wall. Feb 18, 2020
Garrett Weekley
Huntsville, AL
[Hide Comment] Agreed, best on the wall. Didn't find any choss. Well bolted and fun movement on good holds. Mar 5, 2022
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
[Hide Comment] 3 star climbing on 1 star rock. Several suspect holds on this one, not the best route on the wall but enjoyable if you can put the choss out of your mind. Apr 8, 2022
Kyle Smith
Southern Nevada
[Hide Comment] lol, you are kidding yourself if you don't think this is choss! But, like, fun choss, ya know?? If you don't think too much about the possibility of ripping the jug you're resting on into your face then it's a pretty fun route! Nov 12, 2022