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Mud Spring Canyon Rock Climbing 

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The uncrowded Mud Spring Canyon is tucked into the gap south of Black Velvet and north of Windy Canyon. It contains mostly traditional climbs that still have a bit of a remote feel to them.

Getting There 

This area can be approached from the Black Velvet parking area. Follow the old dirt road west to the the point where the Black Velvet trail departs for the canyon. At this point, turn left and follow the road south until you can contour southwest on trail fragments and cross-country stretches until reaching the streambed near the canyon mouth. The canyon can also be reached from a turnout early on the Windy Canyon approach road, but the walking is generally tougher this way.

Climbing Season

For the Red Rock area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mud Spring Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mud Spring Canyon:
Chuckwalla 21   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 6 pitches, 900'   Global Peak
Beautiful Bastard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Mud Spring Wing
The Schwa   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   Mud Spring Wing
Man of the People   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Mud Spring Wing
Spirit Air   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   Mud Spring Wing
The Long Riders   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Mud Spring Wing
Fingers in the Honeypot   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Mud Spring Wing
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Featured Route For Mud Spring Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Rico leading The Schwa.

The Schwa 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Mud Spring Wing
The Schwa is one of the few members of Red Rock Canyon's exclusive splitter crack club. This club includes the likes of The Fox, Atman, Yin Yang, Red Zinger, and Chrysler Crack amongst a few others.The Schwa itself feels a lot like The Fox. The second pitch of the route starts with hands and just gets bigger as you go.The best way to climb this route is to break it into two pitches. There are a few ways to approach the main crack. The left side is somewhat difficult, whereas the right side i...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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