California Crag Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: This is the view of California Crag from the wash.
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Looking for afternoon sunshine? This little gem sports only a few routes in the 5.10 to 5.11 range. It is generally protected from the wind, yet in the sun making it popular in the winter months. This is a good stopping point on the way to the Stratocaster or Running Man walls. Be sure to check out "Quicksand" (5.11d) for a fun climb with some variation.
After leaving the parking lot via the trail to the south, you will hike over the first ridge. Look north (left) and you will see the well-protected alcove up an embankment. Head down into the wash immediately after your feet leave the white sandstone, before you reach the trail leading to the Pier, and well-before reaching the "mushroom" boulder. Climb-up the waterstreaked slope until you reach the routes. I like this crag, as it is only a five minute walk until you reach the climbs.
Climbing Season For the Sandstone Quarry area.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in California Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for California Crag:
Featured Route For California Crag
Hurricane 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Nevada
: Red Rock
: ... : California Crag
Significantly harder than "Just in from L.A.", and I found this route to be long, somewhat overhanging, and tiring. The crux involves clipping and moving past the 4th bolt. Again, be sure to tie a stopper knot in the belay end of the rope depending on where you belay from....[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada