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Out of Control Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.11029, -115.49254 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: AJ on Nov 19, 2006


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BETA PHOTO: Close up of out of control crag

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


This is a warm, south-facing crag with a nice view. The namesake route is a Red Rocks classic.

Getting There 

Hike into Pine Creek Canyon past Topless Twins, etc, staying on a trail toward the right side of the canyon. There will be a chossy red cliff band on your righthand side, with lighter crags towering above. If you keep your eyes peeled you will see a nice splitter in white rock up there, maybe 50-75' above the floor of the canyon. That's Out of Control. Right about the time you reach the toe of Mescalito on your left, the red band on your right will give way into an obvious talus gully. Walk up here, then double back on a big ledge system about 100 yards.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Out of Control Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Out of Control Area:
Remote Control   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Out of Control   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
American Ninja   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Shayne Durfee leading the Crux

Out of Control 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Out of Control Area
This is a very enjoyable pitch. Great rock, aesthetic jamming, and nice rests to take in the view.The crack is mostly splitter finger/thin hand jams. At the top there's a short widening crack which leads up into an A-frame roof. You need some larger gear here (#3.5 – 4 Camalot) but don’t have to do any real OW moves. Cool moves lead to a nice belay ledge with rap chains, just above the roof....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Cunning Linguist
Jan 23, 2012
Nice spot to enjoy a sunny day at Red Rock in winter. Great "chill area" at the base of RC/OOC, but big loose blocks mean that it's not ideal for kids/dogs/helmetless peeps. Worth the walk and proximate to a lot of other good climbing.

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