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Holiday Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.1634, -115.4422 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kaner on Nov 29, 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 >>>


Sun most of the day, easiest routes are 11a

Getting There 

Find Calico Tanks trail and continue on it until you see Holiday Wall on the NE side of drainage

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Holiday Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Holiday Wall:
Gift Rapped   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Red Sky Mining   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
When the Cat's Away   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Red Storm Rising   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Fast Moving Train   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Saddam's Mom   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Death Before Decaf   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Featured Route For Holiday Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting Saddam's Mom

Saddam's Mom 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Holiday Wall
The best route on the cliff. The crux involves a long move past the third bolt. You can step around left on the ledge to get a rest or climb straight up (this probably makes the route 12a). From the ledge a scary but not as hard as it looks move back around right will get you back into 5.10 climbing to finish the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: Maura at Holiday Wall.
Maura at Holiday Wall.

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By Kaner
From: Eagle
Nov 29, 2006
I only climbed Gift Rapped. If anyone has done more in the area, please add more. Beautiful area and fellow climbers were very friendly.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 3, 2014
This cliff has just seen a complete refit of its hardware. Every sport route at the cliff has been updated with Stainless Glue-in Climb Tech Wave bolts with links and mussys at all anchors. Huge thanks to the ASCA for donating all of the bolts and equipment that made this project possible. Also many thanks to those who donated their time and energy to coming out and assisting with this huge project.

If you come out to this cliff and enjoy the routes, please consider making a donation to the completely climber funded ASCA at!

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