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Cannabis Crag Rock Climbing 

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Located in Gateway Canyon on the backside of Kraft mountain, the Cannabis Crag sits fairly high above the approach trail to Sunny and Steep. It gets sun until mid-afternoon and is a quiet, sheltered area that receives less traffic than Sunny and Steep. Most of the routes are steep and in the 5.12 range. Unless you are comfortable warming up on 5.11 (there are three of them), this may not be the place for you.

Getting There 

From the Red Springs parking lot, make the general approach to the Monkey Bar boulder through the Kraft boulder field. From this boulder, follow the trail around behind Kraft Mountain into Gateway Canyon. Walk up the wash for approx. 800 or so yards then head right and scramble up a ramp to the base of the cliff. The cliff is characterized by three large, black waterstreaks. Approx 30 min. from the Red Springs parking area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cannabis Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cannabis Crag:
Synapse Collapse   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Cannabis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
KGB   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Freak Brothers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
One Man's Kokopelli   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
The Fiend   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Cannabis Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Brengosz on KGB. Jan 2012.

KGB 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Cannabis Crag
First route to the right of the black waterstreak in the center of the cliff. KGB shares a common start with Freak Brothers (12c). Begin by traversing a shelf left. Pull past a bulge and climb pockets and edges to the chains. Pumpy and a good endurance trainer....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Jer
Dec 2, 2016
Looks like there's a new route up the black streak between Cannabis and KGB.
Edit: and another one to the right of that so KGB is now the 3rd bolt line to the right of Cannabis.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Dec 2, 2016
Pretty sure it's a Brian McCray route. A few years ago we ran into him and he let us have a go on his new routes at the crag. I believe a route to the right of KGB, and to the right of Freak Brothers, went at around 12c or so... my friend Tony was able to climb it with Brian's good grace. Pretty cool moment in time with the local legend.

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