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Jet Stream Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.11759, -115.4926 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Arthur Parker on Nov 22, 2005
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I recently came across some routes on this wall, I don't know who did them or when they were first done, but have taken the liberty of writing descriptions and giving them names. Anyone who knows the real names should feel free to correct what I write here.This wall is high, shady, and very exposed to winds, making it perfect for warmer weather. The rock is superb, with long cracklines, elegant, clean cut corners and none of the flakiness so common in Red Rocks.

Getting There 

This wall is the north face of Juniper Peak, considering the location it has a very reasonable approach. Go up the Olive Oil descent gully, this is the first gully to the north of Rose Tower. From the saddle at the top of the gully get onto the ridge on the left (south) and follow it to a tower, follow ledges around the left side of the tower and continue to the saddle at the top of the Olive Oil approach gully. Cross the top of the gully and pick up a trail which heads west staying fairly close to the base of the wall. This leads across to the base of the Jet Stream Wall. 1hr 10 mins total. A steep but surprisingly straightforward approach with some amazing views.

Climbing Season

For the Pine Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Jet Stream Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jet Stream Wall:
Tooth or Consequences   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   
Drifting   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 520'   
Cold Front   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 480'   
Jet Stream   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Incredible second pitch of Drifting

Drifting 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Jet Stream Wall
Although much of Red Rocks climbing is indistinguishable and unmemorable, every once in awhile I chance upon a gem of unprecedented quality. Drifting is one such route, and given that it is relatively new, it proves that Red Rocks still has much untapped potential. The route is largely up perfect rock, has a lot of variety, and a few outrageous sections. Bolted right where it needs to be, this route has demanding climbing both mentally and physically, and is thoroughly enjoyable.Begin on the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: 4 - Go to the left of the slanted boulder.  There ...
4 - Go to the left of the slanted boulder. There ...
Rock Climbing Photo: 3 - Follow this ridge to the tower.  Exposed, but ...
3 - Follow this ridge to the tower. Exposed, but ...
Rock Climbing Photo: 2 - When you get to the top of the gully DO NOT go...
2 - When you get to the top of the gully DO NOT go...
Rock Climbing Photo: 1 - the Olive Oil gully is the vegetated gully in ...
1 - the Olive Oil gully is the vegetated gully in ...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the beautiful and amazing Jet Stream Wall
BETA PHOTO: This is the beautiful and amazing Jet Stream Wall

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By George Perkins
From: The Dungeon, NM
Nov 16, 2009
Though the approach described above up the Olive Oil descent gully is no doubt faster, it's also reasonable to get to/from this wall using the 3rd class gully down to its right, from the Challenger Wall/Adventure Punks area.
By Jeff Gicklhorn
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 13, 2013
I would definitely suggest the Olive Oil approach. While steep, it is much shorter and more straightforward than coming up by Challenger. Additionally, the routes on the Jet Stream Wall only require a light rack and this the gully is really not that bad.
By Josh Janes
General Admin
Dec 27, 2016
The Olive Oil descent gully: one tenth of a mile shorter.
...can be reasonably approached via the Pine Creek TH or the Oak Creek TH.
...has much more elevation gain/loss, in both directions. a slog.
...bakes in the sun.
...traverses a spectacular ridge. probably the fastest way.

The south fork of Pine Creek Canyon (via Challenger): one tenth of a mile longer.
...requires parking at the Pine Creek TH.
...has no unnecessary elevation gain/loss.
...requires a substantial amount of boulder hopping and route finding.
...stays shaded.
...follows a scenic, riparian canyon. probably a tad slower.

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