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Calico Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,870'
Location: 36.16014, -115.43823 View Map  Incorrect?
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Not the highest peak in the Calico Hills proper, but the most prominent seen from the nearby section of the Red Rock Scenic Loop road.

Top section is white sandstone, and it's the third (or second?) highest peak in Calico Hills "proper".

Its wide summit area has several high points, not easy to determine which one is the highest.

"South viewpoint" (N36.1585 W115.4380) is a bit lower than other spots in the summit area, but displays prominently to nearby section of Scenic Loop road. and offers the best views (perhaps with less work).

Some possible climbing routes:
  • SouthEast Gully
  • SSE Ridge + SSE Groove
  • NorthEast Ramp

Getting There 

- - > "cal" on the map.

Most quickly reached from the "2nd Pull-Out" parking on the Red Rock Scenic Loop road. Perhaps the SouthEast Gully route is the fastest way to the summit area.

Or can be climbed from Sandstone Quarry by approaching its northeast side (and the "tank") using the Calico Tanks trail, then climbing the "East-side Ramp" route.

Much more work to get to it from the southeast from the Calico Basin parking areas.

Climbing Season

For the Red Rock area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: high on Calico Peak - above SSE Ridge - seen from ...

SSE Ridge + SSE Groove 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Calico Peak
Lots of interesting climbing in a variety of situations (much on ridges).The two sections of more difficult climbing are separated by a (not very lone) hiking section.Fits well into a "grand traverse" of the Calico Ridges S to N.Or a less-long ridge traverse from the 2nd Pull-Out parking: first hike/scramble up to "South Pass", next traverse Red Book Point summit and ridges from S to N to reach "Middle Pass", then SSE Ridge + SSE Groove to Calico Peak, and descend S...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: South Viewpoint + Calico Peak + Tank Peak from Sou...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Calico Peak - SouthEast Gully -> the Slot
BETA PHOTO: Calico Peak - SouthEast Gully -> the Slot
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico Peak summmit ridge - from SW
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