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Meerkat Manor

5.7, Trad, 75 ft,  Avg: 1.3 from 12 votes
FA: unknown
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 03-First Pullou… > Civilization Crag
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


Fun little route that follows up the back side of Civilization. Can face climb with ample protectability, or slot yourself into a series of three chimney/small hands cracks. Not worth a hike in for, but if in the area and itching for a lil crack action, may be worth hitting up. Definitely must have been others who have done it before, but adding it because it's such a perfect moderate route with already placed chains for easy rap.
  • NOTE* This route needs quite a bit of TLC and cleaning. Lots of fragile rock, be careful and mindful of rock quality for protection.


From civilization wall, walk around right of the prominent arĂȘte. Follow the first moderate crack on the left that starts in a small chimney or follow up the cruiser seam on the slab on the right to enter the crack above the chimney.


Standard rack to #4 C4. End at a juicy belay ledge that eats up small cams for anchor. The belay ledge sits directly above Conquistador, so can easily rap off of those rings which are within arms reach from belay ledge.

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Back/Right side of Civilization crag
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Michael Kimm
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] This is the route I followed to gain the summit when I developed the rest of Civ. Was done at least once before too; the line originally led up to a ratty and tattered anchor with a couple old SMC hangered bolts on the very top of the feature.
A fun little line. Dec 17, 2013
San Diego, CA
[Hide Comment] Adjusted FA accordingly. Figured it had to have been done many times before, nice fun little cruise. Thanks for the update MK. Dec 18, 2013
Daniel Bookless
Portland, OR
[Hide Comment] Lots of brittle choss just waiting to be snapped off. I would avoid this route, it's less than inspiring and it requires rappeling off the chains of the most popular route at the crag which will likely have a TR up on it. Mar 27, 2016