Children's Crag Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Children's Crag Panorama
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This is a very beautiful trad climbing area with a wide variety of colors in the rock and an array of features as well. Dihedrals, cracks, smooth faces are all prominent here. It seems to get little sun especially after noon. Be aware of the rock art, there are numerous petroglyphs and pictographs - don't climb on them. Several routes are now off limits due to the presence of rock art. Descend these single pitch routes by walking off right.
Park in Willow Springs where the road turns to dirt. Follow the trail marked Petroglyph Wall Trail across the drainage. The trail takes you directly to the crag in about five minutes.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Children's Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Children's Crag:
Peaches 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Ice Climb 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
R Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Featured Route For Children's Crag
Mitten's Revenge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Nevada
: Red Rock
: ... : Children's Crag
This route requires a bit of a lot of different technique. The bottom section is a fairly easy crack, but requires a bit of thinking for gear placement. The middle bulge (first crux) looks a bit intimidating, but the crimps are all there. After a little offwidth section, the top section (second crux) is pure face; very fun and protected by two bolts. This last section is almost like a reverse "Lotta Balls", instead of balls, there are small dimples that you don't think will quite hold ...[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada
By Stuart Parker
From: Missoula, MT
Feb 3, 2015
I hopped on some climb, rated 10a in the book, to the left of peaches. Had a bulgy start, then a scramble to a tree. Forgot what it was called, but it was not 10a in the slightest. Easy 5.8 or so. Had a fun start and an anchor at the top.
From: North Kingstown, RI
Jan 3, 2016
That climb is called Zee Bee Dee or something like that. I agree it is no 5.10. At the Gunks 5.8 tops.