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Mogul Cliffs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 39.52064, -119.92565 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Patrick Mulligan on Mar 31, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Mogul cliffs. Probably some ok bouldering around ...


A collection of broken rocks, boulders, and pillars varying from boulders to 50' high. The rock is coarse granite, faces south, and is more worth visiting for its novelty than the quality if it's climbing.

Getting There 

Off of the very west end of W 4th Street, go under highway (I-80) and take a left (westbound).

Take a right on Cliff View Drive, and enter a neighborhood.

The cliffs and rocks become visible quickly.

As the road curves to the right there is a pull out onto a dirt road by the flume.

Park here.

Several deer trails head up to the rocks.

Climbing Season

For the Reno and Carson City area.

Weather station 7.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Mogul Cliffs

Bulging 10a offwidth 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Nevada : Reno and Carson City : Mogul Cliffs
Above the tallest tower on the right is a 40" tall boulder split by two cracks. The left crack is a 5-6" wide bulging off width. Start by climbing through easier ground (5.7) over broken rock to the base of the main crack. Fists, lay backing and strenuous off fists will get you past the buldge. The crack is filled with debris and bird shit. Not a terribly pleasant climb but not bad for working off width skills....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By d e
From: Reno, NV
Apr 2, 2012
Rattlesnakes also enjoy the mogul cliffs very much
By Tyson Waldron
From: Reno, NV
Sep 24, 2012
Saw a large rattlesnake right at the base of the tallest climb today. Scared the crap out of me. Second time I've seen one here. Too bad cause this is a decently neat area for its proximity to reno.
By aaron hope
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Jun 18, 2015
I climbed here once in early spring and encountered three different rattlesnakes around the crag...two at the base and one on a small ledge while I was rappelling!

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