Gnat Man Crag Rock Climbing
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Good moderate one pitch crack climbs, and two classic 5.10/5.11 bolted climbs.
The base of Gnat Man Crag is 25 feet right and 100 feet up from Dickies Cliff. From the base of Dickies Cliff walk west up the narrow bushy gully for 25 feet. Then, carefully 4th class up the wall on your left/south for 50 feet to a rocky/bushy terrace. Gnat Man Crag can be identified by its dihedral type cracks with blackish rock on the bottom, and bright white rock on the top.
From the Red Spring parking lot: hike north west up a hill on an obvious trail towards Cannibal Crag, stay on the trail hiking up the flat valley, head towards the deep red colored rock and the keyhole at the top of the ridge. Dickies Cliff is the last pink colored rock formation with brown varnish patches sitting on the south side of the trail at valley level before the deep red colored rocks take over the landscape. There is a Forest Service wood marker with a "7" in front of Dickies Cliff. If you start hiking up steeper terrain towards the keyhole, you have gone too far. The total distance from the Red Spring parking lot is about 1/2 mile (20 minutes). Dickies Cliff can also be identified by a flat bench that runs along its base.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Gnat Man Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gnat Man Crag:
Featured Route For Gnat Man Crag
Bottoms up 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Gnat Man Crag
Good crack, good pro, spicy crux (for 5.7 anyway).Bottoms Up is the well defined left-facing crack located on the right side of Gnat Man Crag. Negotiate a tricky start in a clean corner, then head up the classic crack, place some good pro below the bulge and head left and up to the next crack. Follow the 2nd crack as it angles right. Setup an anchor after the rock angle eases.The bulge is definitely the mental crux, because there isn't any pro until you reach the 2nd crack.I think this climb ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
Aug 23, 2009
This cliff gets shade in the afternoon during the hottest parts of the summer.