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Keystone Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Rick D on Nov 21, 2008  with updates from Nick Fuller
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From the intersection of N McCarran and N Virginia
1. . Head west on N McCarran Blvd/NV-651 1.1 mi
2. Turn right at Keystone Ave 0.3 mi
3. Take Rt into parking lot.
4. Hike up the jeep road for 1/3 mile till you see the boulder on your left

Climbing Season

For the Reno and Carson City area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Left Prow SDS V3-4 6A+  Nevada : Reno and Carson City : Keystone Boulder
start sitting in a lieback crack just left of dihedral route, 2 cool moves, then go up to sloper squarecuts and finish on dihedral route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Keystone Boulder

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By Ben Broche
From: San Francisco, CA
Apr 9, 2009
Awesome little boulder, went there for the first time yesterday.

It seemed easier to me direction wise to continue several hundred meters west on Mccarren past keystone intersection and turn right on a paved road leading up a hill just past the pink water tower to a parking lot and trail head. Follow this bike path/large dirt trail through the canyon for about 3-5 minutes. the boulder will appear on your left.

The rock is pretty good quality, fun movements and cool features.
Some guys out there showed me the problems...all the stand starts are really easy but fun - probably V0/V1/V2 - though there is one moderate V4ish in the middle that tops out on really really slick rock. Traverse is fun too. The sit starts to the problems are much harder, crimpy and some are pretty powerful - definitely V5/6/7+ish.

I was pleasantly surprised by this bloc.
By picholasforbes
From: Salt Lake City
Mar 17, 2014
There are some nice problems on this boulder ranging from a tough V2 all the way up to some insane problems. Definitely worth checking out if you are an intermediate climber.
By high4and3fourths
From: reno, nv
Mar 25, 2017
Went today after a particularly rainy/snowy winter which resulted in the stream that runs directly underneath this boulder to encapsulate the entire bottom of the boulder! Couldn't use the crash pad without it getting wet, was able to climb on some routes without the pad but wouldn't recommend it. So just be aware that the stream might prevent climbing when coming to the keystone boulder.

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