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Existential Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jon O'Brien on Apr 21, 2009

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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 >>>


Found it in the new guide book for beginners... convenient top roping right off the trail.

Getting There 

Stay on the trail that passes Cannibal crag. Look left for a loaf of bread with a horizontal at 10 feet for the entire crag. If you hit cowlick on your right you missed it... The crag stays somewhat hidden from view until you are close to it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Left Anchor 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Existential Wall
The app requires a grade here, I'd say 5.7-5.9ish. This is a top rope anchor with an obvious line on the right through a leaning corner and a less obvious line on the left through a varnish patch/ seam....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

Photos of Existential Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: 1. The Stranger 5.9
 2. The Gaze 5.8+
 3. No Exit ...
BETA PHOTO: 1. The Stranger 5.9 2. The Gaze 5.8+ 3. No Exit ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Existential Crag
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By Jason D. Martin
Apr 21, 2009
I think this place will clean up eventually. Most routes in Red Rock have a fair bit of friable rock on them until they've seen a lot of use.

I put the stars on there because I felt that given some more traffic, these routes will become fun toprope lines.

By Tim Anders
From: Las Vegas
Oct 27, 2009
I respectfully disagree. This crag is terrible no matter how many people climb it.
By cassondra long
Nov 18, 2009
Went there last December, and did not find it to my liking due to all the footholds flying out from under me. Went back today and found it much more agreeable. There are some fun moves to be found there, with less loose stuff ( though some spots are still crumbly;I guess that's why it's all toprope.)
By Walt Barker
From: Reno NV
May 19, 2011
Lots of loose stuff. Lots of big stuff just sounds bad if you tap on it. Good thing it's TR. Still. My buds and I did "The Gaze" from the new guidebook, and it was fun.
By Thomas Allard
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 2, 2014
We really like this crag, the 5.10 and 5.9 that share an anchor are nice challenging climbs. The mid-anchors on top allows you to back up top anchor for safety.
By Jay Beans
Mar 22, 2015
That 5.10a and 5.9 off of the same anchors are excellent. There certainly are some big chunks that sound hollow and fragile elswhere. That being said the whole crag is pretty fun for some TR action.
By Robert Hammett
Apr 7, 2016
We were on four or five of the routes on this wall Monday, April 4th. I didn't encounter anything loose or fragile. The hollow spots are still there but didn't seem too sketchy. Had a lot of fun.
By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Aug 29, 2016
7 years of traffic = good things... It seems like this is the case with many of our crags in the Calico Hills, glad to see it is cleaning up so well, Jason was right :)
By Thomas Beck
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 5, 2016
Checked out Existential today. There are 3 sets (pairs of bolts) of anchors on top. No links or chains. The rightmost set up has a singe anchor back some from the edge. All hardware looked OK.

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