Cannibal Crag Rock Climbing
up the arete during the red rock rendezvous 08
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The Cannibal Crag is a gigantic boulder located near Red Spring. Cannibal has a total of 19 routes and is usually shaded. The routes at Cannibal Crag range from 5.6 to 5.12d, making this area popular with groups who have varying levels of ability. The routes described start on the western side, continuing around to the north and then to the eastern face, ending with the overhanging southern side. The approach time is about five to ten minutes. When you arrive at the boulder from the approach trail, you will be facing the northern side.
[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA]
Refer to general directions for Calico Basin.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cannibal Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cannibal Crag:
Baseboy 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Pickled Cock 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Fear This 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 30'
Maneater 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Cannibal Crag
Caustic Cock 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Nevada
: Red Rock
: ... : Cannibal Crag
This route follows the stunning arete feature on the NE side of the Cannibal Boulder. Easy climbing up to the second bolt, where the real fun begins. From here it gets steep and interesting. The crux begins after the third bolt is clipped and includes a few desparate moves to surmount the cock, and a very desparate and kind of scary clip for the 4th bolt. From there, a few airy crimpers lead up to bolted anchors.This is a wonderful spot to get good climbing shots from the ground if you are a...[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada
Unknown climber on East Face of Cannibal Crag, 2/2...
BETA PHOTO: Cannibal Crag- West Face
View from Cannibal Crag. To the left, John on Bas...
BETA PHOTO: Cannibal Crag
This is a great crag and hangout spot with the kid...
Cannibal Crag east side in th afternoon.
Jay on the upper slabs of Caliban at the Cannibal ...
BETA PHOTO: Map of Calico Basin Area
BETA PHOTO: Cannibal Crag, with two climbers on top.
By Cunning Linguist
Jun 28, 2007
The Red Spring parking is fine unless you're planning to hang around until/after sundown. At that point, they can ticket/lock the gate and that might not help you out too much. For later sessions at calico, the traditional corner parking is better.
By mike moore
From: las vegas, nv
Dec 4, 2009
On Wed., 12/2/2009, I replaced a missing bolt on a 5.10 at the Cannibal crag. I do not remember the route name, but it is on the backside and has a large chalked "X" written at the base of the route. It was the third bolt that was replaced.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 20, 2010
On 5/19/10, the ASCA finished major rebolting work on this crag. All routes were checked for good hardware and over two dozen bolts were replaced. All anchors are now equipped with mussy hooks for easy cleaning of the route.
Please see individual route descriptions for details of the work done. Also thanks to other folks who have tended to this crag in recent years and helped to keep it a safe place to climb in the afternoons!
May 20, 2010
On the page for Ma and Pa in Kettle is a picture of the ring bolt that was formerly "protecting" the upper section of that route. If anyone has specific info about that bolt, please post it. Thx.
By Jer Alz
From: Las Vegas
Mar 14, 2017
I have added chains at the top of Cannibal crag on the east side. There are 2 sets added, which you can use to Rap down to Caliban-Baseboy anchors to top rope. It only had bolts up top. I added steel chains.