Hole in the Pants
Trad, 190 ft (58 m), 2 pitches,
Avg: 1.5 from 4
FA: Gary Savage and Jake Burkey (1998)
> Southern Nevada
> Red Rock
> 01-Calico Basin
> Kraft Mtn Area
> Winter Heat Wall
Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet.
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm, the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby.
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 decent little two pitch route that climbs the slabby face on the right side of Winter Heat Wall. Good practice for building anchors.
P1) 5.3. 120'. Start in some bushes below a slabby crack (look for a hollow flake about 15' up). Climb ~20' to a small ledge and continue through a slight off-width to a larger ledge (be mindful of rope drag in this section). Follow the obvious crack/ramp left to a right-facing corner. Build an anchor here (small cams and nuts).
P2) 5.7. 70' Stay slightly right of the corner on cracks and sandy edges, climbing up to/past a small overhang. Step back into the corner, above the overhang, and follow the corner to the top. (1"-2" cams for anchor).
Descent: From the top of P2, traverse left (east) along the ledge and rap off the fixed anchors at the top of Winter Heat (first anchors you come across). You can additionally rap off the tree at the top of A-OK (far left side of wall).
Far right side of Winter Heat Wall, center of the large slabby face.
Standard rack (including nuts) to 3". Gear anchors.