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Big Horn, The T 
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Black Hole, The T 
Brass Balls T 
Bus Stops Here T 
Bush Pilots T 
Chocolate Covered Bacon T 
Cut Away T,TR 
Fungus folks T 
Go Greyhound T 
Heavy Spider Karma T 
Hidden Persuaders, The T 
LojVegas T 
Mushroom People T 
Mystery Mushroom? T 
No Laughing Matter T 
Nowhere Man T 
One Stop in Tonopah T 
Pazookieland T 
Psycho Date T 
Rawlpindi T 
Ripcord T 
Sea of Holes T 
Serious Business T 
Simpatico T 
Sky Dive T 
Sniveler T 
Spectrum T 
Tinkerbellfusse T 
Topless Twins T 
Valore T 
Varnishing Point T 
Zen and the Art of Web Spinning T,TR 

Brass Wall Rock Climbing 

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The Brass Wall is a shorter wall with a few longer climbs. It is clearly not the Red Rocks classic canyon wall with its long multi-pitch routes and certainly not the classic Red Rocks sport crag with the wild red overhangs. In fact, it's not the classic Red Rocks anything, but it is a nice crag with nice climbs and worth a visit for sure.

The Brass Wall gets good daytime sun in the winter, the dark hard patina over the smooth rock gives it a bright glare in the strong light, and also forms the crags character, smooth, solid, and pleasant overall. A few dirtier lines and broken juggy climbs are also to be found however. The routes there are mostly easy to moderate and all of them are trad, with fixed rap stations. A few hard lines are present as well.

The best lines I did on this wall were Heavy Spider Karma (5.6), Topless Twins (5.9) and Mushroom People (5.10+).

Once here, the nearby Straight Shooter Wall offers a few more route opportunities with mostly 5.11 grades, and a few sport routes.

Getting There 

Park as for Pine Creek Canyon and approach initially as for the Mescalito's 'dark side.' After spotting the Beer And Ice Gully, the huge gully above a dirty and broken red cliff band, head on a maze of ambiguous trails to reach the edge of the soft red cliff band. This dirt-piled mess can be soloed over, but that is dicey.

To the left of this gully is the Brass Wall, and to the right is Straight-Shooter Wall. Instead of battling through the red band, skirt its edge to either end (preferably right) and them make your way left to the Brass Wall. The climbs The Bus Stops Here, Mushroom People and Topless Twins should be visible as you approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Brass Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Brass Wall:
Sniveler   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Heavy Spider Karma   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rawlpindi   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
Pazookieland   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Birdland   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
Bus Stops Here   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
The Big Horn   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches   
Varnishing Point   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Topless Twins   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Hidden Persuaders   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
Bush Pilots   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
No Laughing Matter   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
The Black Hole   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Brass Balls   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Mushroom People   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Spectrum   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 600'   
Serious Business   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Go Greyhound   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Fungus folks   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Sky Dive   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: A very warm day in Red Rock 1/6/06.

Mushroom People 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Brass Wall
This is a great route, but would not be fun in the sun. The black varnish we love as edges makes for a slick glass like surface devoid of friction or significant features in places. Still, the moves are stellar and the climb nice, long, and sustained. I had a blast on this route.Be warned in advance, due to lack of friction and features, the grade of this climb is quite height dependent. A 5'10" climber with ape-like arms (me) or a 6'0" man will find the grade about right. It will be a little ea...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Randy Carmichael
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 8, 2004
There is a nice trail that skirts the right side of the red cliff band. Follow the trail to the top of the red cliff band, then head west on flat terrain across the top of the red cliff band until you are directly below Brass Wall. Then, follow a good trail up the bushy hill.

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