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Spinach T 
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Chocolate Rocks Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: John Hegyes on Jan 19, 2006
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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


The Chocolate Rocks are the southernmost crags in Red Rock. The routes face south and east making for a sunny day of climbing.

Getting There 

From Las Vegas, drive west on Highway 160 (Blue Diamond Highway), to the intersection with Highway 159 (Blue Diamond Cutoff). Continue west on 160 for about 6.75 miles. The Rocks are on your right, to the north. Park at the dirt pullout at a gate. Hike down into the wash and up the hillside threading a route through the white and pink cliff bands to the base of the brown varnished cliffs. A trail exists, marked by cairns.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Chocolate Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chocolate Rocks:
Potzo's Pudding   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Mc-Crack-En   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Shortcake   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Combination Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Zacker Cracker   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Peanut Butter and Jam   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Gallows   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Spinach   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Combination Corner

Combination Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Chocolate Rocks
A challenging lead for the 5.8 leader, it has a little bit of everything, with some tricky protection placements.Rap the face on the right from the two bolt anchor on Shortcake with one rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 13, 2006
A trip here is really worthwhile. The routes are a little short, but a lot of fun and the rock quality is pretty bomber. It faces south and provides optimal weather in the winter. The highway traffic is a little loud. Every route I've done here seems to have old-school ratings - full value for sure.
By M. Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 1, 2007
This is a fun area; however, if you go by the quality ratings in the Brock guide you might be a little disappointed. A 2-star destination with a handful of moderate, short routes and generally good rock. Count on a 20-minute approach, no crowds, and plenty of sun.
By Anthony A.
Nov 28, 2012
Approach took 30 minutes. Although it was only 1/2 mile there was some signiicant elevation gain. Once across the river bed there were many cairns which made it easy to find.
By Jacob Koffler
From: Las Vegas
Feb 14, 2014
This seems like a fun area. How accessible is the top of the formation for setting up topropes? If at all?

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