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La Madre Range Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,500'
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Description 

The La Madre range consists of low-elevation limestone cliffs that are located very close to town. These cliffs are great for an afternoon climbing session, or an all day outing. There is a good diversity of difficulty ranges (5.8-5.13) found at the La Madre cliffs, and the rock quality is good, albeit VERY sharp in some places. However, don't let this deter you from climbing some of these lines, as some of the routes are GREAT!

The best time of year to climb at La Madre is from late fall to late spring, as the summer can be unbearably hot. Taking the extreme temperature changes of the desert into account, you can climb in the early morning or late evening so long as you avoid the direct sun.

NOTE: There has been A LOT of recent construction out near these cliffs. Be careful not to trespass on the property of the nice new housing developers out there...

NOTE #2: Much of the information included in this description was derived from the guidebook "Islands In The Sky," written by Dan McQuade, Randy Leavitt, and Mick Ryan. Proper credit should be given to these authors. If you find yourself climbing at these crags frequently, I would encourage you to pick up this guide, as it is excellent!

Getting There 

All of these cliffs are locates on the south escarpment of the La Madre Range of hills and mountains, in the northwest corner of Las Vegas. The significant landmark is the solitary Lone Mountain. As the included cliffs have various approaches you will need to look at the individual cliff descriptions to determine the best way of reaching the climbs. Most of these cliffs can be reached using a normal vehicle, but some may require high-clearance.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.3 miles from here

41 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',7],['5.9',6],['5.10',12],['5.11',5],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in La Madre Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for La Madre Range:
Bushmaster   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   The Gun Club : Right (North) Wall
Small Arms   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   The Gun Club : Left (South) Wall
Under Fire   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Gun Club : Left (South) Wall
Young Guns   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   The Gun Club : Left (South) Wall
In the Spotlight   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   Lone Mountain : Suburban Crag
Clay Pigeon   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   The Gun Club : Right (North) Wall
Point Blank   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The Gun Club : Right (North) Wall
Mud Tiger   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Lone Mountain : Urban Crag
Staring Down The Barrel   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The Gun Club : Right (North) Wall
High Caliber   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   The Gun Club : Left (South) Wall
Dirt Lion   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Lone Mountain : Urban Crag
Muzzle Loader   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The Gun Club : Right (North) Wall
Slingblade   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Gun Club : Left (South) Wall
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Featured Route For La Madre Range
Rock Climbing Photo: LMB

Lake Mead Buttress Original Route 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Nevada : La Madre Range : Lake Mead Buttress
Just to the right of the prow is a crack/seam system that starts from a horizontal crack 20' off the ground. There's a baby angle piton in the horizontal where the seam starts, which is also the first piece of protection. Climb this for a hundred feet or so until easier climbing leads left onto the shallow prow. This is the hardest and most committing pitch of the route, the rest of the pitches are 5.8 or less. Follow the prow, sometimes jogging left, to t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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