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Family Crag Rock Climbing 

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Sport crag that's ideal for beginners and gym climbers looking for a first day out that's secluded and easy to find. East facing, late afternoon shade.

Getting There 

From the typical parking at the end of the Calico road, cross the wash and head right towards the Monkey Bar Boulder, passing the Plumber's crack boulder after a couple of minutes' hike. Once at Monkey Bars, several trails allow a choice of wash, near the wash, and higher up. Staying out of the wash but near it seems best-you will be entering Gateway Canyon as the walls close in. Walk about three minutes past where you enter Gateway, past a couple of overhanging bolted routes that seem decidedly non-moderate (this is Conundrum Crag). Family Crag faces you squarely and has three bolted routes on it about two minutes off-trail up the hill.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Family Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Family Crag:
Family Affairs   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Black Sheep   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Wayward Son   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Family Circus   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Gillian leading Family Circus

Family Circus 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Family Crag
Fun route, quality movement, interesting crux, pumpier than it looks-worthwhile. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Christine Gal
From: henderson, nv
Jan 27, 2009
FYI -- Handren's Red Rocks guidebook does not have Family Crag separated, it is listed under Conundrum Crag
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Mar 17, 2014
Great area with solid routes for a new leader at 5.8+ to 5.9. The 9's can be fairly sustained and no one is ever here. Cheers. Have fun
Jan 1, 2017
In winter at least, this area was in shade by noon, not 'late afternoon'. It is solidly east-facing and has a buttress to its south that shades it even sooner.

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