Juniper Canyon Rock Climbing
Juniper Canyon early in the AM.
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This area has something for everyone. There are good moderate routes on the Rose Tower, Jackrabbit Buttress, and Brownstone Wall. Bigger routes are up at the Rainbow Wall and Cloud Tower.
The climbs in this area are most often approached from the Pine Creek parking lot. Follow the trail toward Pine Creek Canyon. Near the the mouth of the canyon, turn left (south) in the vicinity of the old homestead foundation. Cross the year-round stream and follow the trail up one long switchback to the rolling terrain along the base of the hillside. Climbs in the Rose Tower area depart westward fairly soon, but the trail continues all the way to the Juniper Canyon streambed for access to the Brownstone Wall and Rainbow Wall. Crimson Chrysalis and the Ginger Buttress are reached by crossing the streambed and climbing the steep hillside to the south.
Weather station 2.9 miles from here
98 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Juniper Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Juniper Canyon:
Featured Route For Juniper Canyon
The Original Route 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Nevada
: Red Rock
: ... : The Rainbow Wall
The Original Route on the Rainbow Wall is perhaps Red Rocks finest route. It is certainly a crown jewel in terms of achievement: Once youve climbed it, things like Levitation 29 and Cloud Tower seem like cragging routes. Once and strangely still a popular aid route, the Original Route is now all-free. During the free ascent in the mid '90's, 40-some-odd bolts were added to the climb. This is indeed absurd, and shortly thereafter all the bolts were chopped. Since then a handful of protection ...[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada