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Submitted By: Karsten Duncan on Jun 12, 2006


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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

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]

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By Anthony Anagnostou
From: nyc
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.

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