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Dante's Wall

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Abandon all Hope T 
Celestial Spheres S 
Dis S 
Divine Comedy S 
Inferno S 
One Hundred Cantos S 
Right Road Lost, The S 
Three Mouths, Three Faces S 
Virgil and Beatrice S 
Virtuous Pagans S 

Dante's Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.14497, -115.42471 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Dec 26, 2014


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BETA PHOTO: Routes at Dante's Wall. First Bolts Circled. Cheer...

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Probably as far east as you'll go in the first pullout, this is a tall wall of fantastic rock, largely hidden from the parking lot. Climbs range in style from a beautiful varnished chimney to a bouldery overhanging crimpfest and everything in between. Sort of like Civilization Crag's big brother.

Getting There 

Approach to Civilization Crag. Continue on the approach to The Chasm, and once you're at that wall, continue down and around the formation until you arrive at a short steep slot. Up the slot, and you've arrived at Dante's Wall. 20 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dante's Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dante's Wall:
Abandon all Hope   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 60'   
Virgil and Beatrice   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Divine Comedy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   
The Right Road Lost   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Celestial Spheres   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 65'   
One Hundred Cantos   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 35'   
Dis   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 35'   
Virtuous Pagans   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   
Inferno   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 25'   
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Featured Route For Dante's Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin on the lower section of Divine Comedy.

Divine Comedy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Dante's Wall
One of the best sport climbs of its grade in Red Rock. Climb the slightly slabby first half on wonderfully solid varnish crimps to a nice rest, then climb the dead vertical second half around a discontinuous crack to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

Photos of Dante's Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Dante's Wall as seen from below near Jessica's Wal...
BETA PHOTO: Dante's Wall as seen from below near Jessica's Wal...
Rock Climbing Photo: From here, at The Chasm, you can see the cairn on ...
BETA PHOTO: From here, at The Chasm, you can see the cairn on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Once you come around the corner, this slot will ta...
Once you come around the corner, this slot will ta...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dante's Wall, from below.
Dante's Wall, from below.

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By mike moore
From: las vegas, nv
Dec 28, 2014
nice addition to the Calico Hills Mike. Thanks for your continued development efforts.
By dnoB ekiM
Dec 28, 2014
VERY VERY good wall. Complex/confusing approach. Fine new addition. Really good rock!!!
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 29, 2014
Yeah, the best way to get to this wall is to go to Civ, then go up the gully with the three tens in it and out the top. Cut across about level with that for a hundred yards or so to Dante's Wall. The Chasm is a good landmark to keep you headed in the right direction.
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 29, 2014
Went out today and added a bunch of cairns on the way to Dante's Wall. Should be easier to find now.
EDIT: People keep knocking them down? Three attempts to rebuild them, they keep disappearing. Dunno...
By Nicholas Gillman
From: Las Vegas
Jul 2, 2015
Replaced the previous beta/topo photo I uploaded at a much higher resolution (the max MP will allow)almost double the original hopefully it will be much clearer when pulled up on the app.Cheers.
By Leslie McG
Dec 17, 2015
Met some other climbers there last weekend who approached the wall via Red Springs. They said after the initial hill it was quite level. Cairns are still in place from Civ crag but are not apparent unless you go up through the slot, as opposed to out from the 5.4 corner route. Great wall for sun in the winter.
By Devin Meade
Dec 29, 2015
Great crag, with some fun lines. Cairns were a great help leading from the slot at Civ Crag east to Dante's! Thanks. Rock is quite cold now, and the Southwest wall isn't seeing sun in the winter. Will be perfect when it warms up a bit! Definitely worth the approach.
By DesireeDCat
From: Astoria, OR
Oct 14, 2016
Thank you again Mr Kimm for bringing a smile to my face. I look for climbing areas you have established. I would love to donate to the Michael Kimm gear fund for establishing routes! This area is worth the trek and a lot of the climbs stay in the shade until late morning. It was a nice break from the sun. The cairns are very helpful. So thanks again, you're appreciated.

We did find the wall from Red Springs picnic area. This way is easier approach to make with your dog, rather than taking them for a bouldering jaunt through the Civilization Crag.
By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 13, 2016
Job well done on a great wall. These routes are really fun.

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