BETA PHOTO: Luxor wall as seen from the top of Crimson Chrysal...
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Bullet black rock, nice moderate routes, & fantastic position make the Luxor wall a fine piece of rock and will leave you wishing for more. The only drawback is a hour and a half walk. The small wall faces east and is shaped much like a pyramid with view of the vegas strip and its namesake casino.
The bad news is the approach will take from 1 to 2 hours. The good part is that there is little to no bushwacking and the routefinding is straightforward.
To access this small crag go up Juniper Canyon. Approach as if your are heading to black dagger following cairns NE/E and paralleling the Brownstone wall. Continue uphill on slabs past Armatron until you reach a broad white shoulder with a ridge jutting out east from the brownstone. This is the top of the west end of jackrabbit buttress (Geronimo, etc) Continue NE on 4th class ledges with some exposure for a short bit to access a large slopped ledge that is the base of the wall. The wall is triangular in shape and is entirely covered with black varnish.
Weather station 2.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Luxor Wall
Luxor Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
: Red Rock
: ... : Luxor Wall
This is a fantastic crack that would be dripping with chalk if it was a little closer to the road. The crack looks to be a finger crack from afar but is actually a varied crack up to 4" on bomber black varnish. Move up and diagonally until you reach a bush. Go either way around the bush and continue straight up a a crack to the apex of the pyramid. Fun!!!...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
BETA PHOTO: Luxor Wall from Jack Rabbit Buttress. The 3 route...
BETA PHOTO: Yes, it takes awhile to get there.
BETA PHOTO: The Luxor Wall as seen from Jackrabbit Buttress.
By Anthony Anagnostou
Jun 20, 2006
It is mentioned briefly in a couple of the individual route descriptions, but there is a decent (but not awesome) threaded anchor near the top of the formation which avoids the 4th class descent. we left one sling and a ring up there. to beef it up, it woudl be nice to bring a long piece of webbing and maybe a nut or two. use black webbing.
i loved this tiny little crag. all three routes would be PG13 in standard RR-speak. to get a little more mileage, the face TRs just about anywhere at 5.7ish.
a great way to finish off the day after armatron (10 minute uphill from there on the well-cairned juniper peak summit hiker's trail) or topping out the jackrabbit routes.
By Chris Wenker
From: Santa Fe
Apr 20, 2010
Didn't see any webbing on top in April, 2010. Easy enough to scramble down to the west anyway.