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Ragged Edges Area

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Aikido Gun Boy T 
Bodiddly T 
Chicken Eruptus T 
Crooked Crack T 
Dense Dunce T 
Diplomatic Immunity T 
Dumptruck T 
Footloose T 
Getting Too Old for This S--t T 
Go Ahead and Jump T 
Go Ahead, Ok? T 
Kemosabe T 
Lethal Weapon T 
Midheight T 
Midnight T 
Nightman Cometh, The T 
Ok Ok Ok T 
Plan F T 
Plan F - first pitch (5.9) T 
Ragged Edges T 
Revoked T 
Sheep Trail T 
Theme Book T 
Tonto T 
Unknown crack T 

Ragged Edges Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,618'
Location: 36.15778, -115.49832 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Ragged Edges cliff is the most obvious varnished face with a crack, which is Ragged Edges, running straight up the middle of it. The routes on this wall range from 5.5 to 5.11b. Most of the routes are either all trad or mixed with just a few bolts.

Ragged Edges-5.8 is the main attraction on this wall and most people who have climbed at Red Rock Canyon NCA have a tale or two about it.

[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA].

Getting There 

The Ragged Edges Area is one half mile up the Willow Springs road on the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ragged Edges Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ragged Edges Area:
Tonto   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Crooked Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Midnight   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Ragged Edges   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   
Theme Book   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Plan F - first pitch (5.9)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 50'   
Kemosabe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Chicken Eruptus   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Sheep Trail   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Plan F   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bodiddly   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
Aikido Gun Boy   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dean following the classic upper face on Chicken E...

Chicken Eruptus 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Ragged Edges Area
This route begins 25 ft. (or so!) to the right of Ragged Edges, look for the first bolt (it's up there alittle bit!). Climb up to the first bolt, then follow the path of least resistance past at least one more bolt. You will use mostly wires and small cams for the climb but slightly bigger cams can be used at the anchor. I gave this route an "s" per the guide book, however I feel it to be well protected for the solid 5.10 leader. Eating at the all you can eat chicken Buffet prior to...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Tyson Anderson
From: SLC, UT
May 15, 2009
Exact crag location:
N 36.15762, W -115.49789
By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
May 12, 2013
Based on recent experience, this area was apparently developed by someone with a limited understanding of the Yosemite decimal system.
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
May 16, 2013
In what sense do you mean that, saxfiend?
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 16, 2013
That's an interesting comment, as I have always considered many of the climbs here pretty benchmark at their grades.
By Cunning Linguist
May 17, 2013
He means that Joe Herbst, Mark Moore, Jon Martinet, Matt McMackin, Nick Nordblom, Randall Grandstaff, Jeff Lansing, John Landaker, Jim Whitesell, Richard Harrison, Wendell Broussard, Paul Van Betten, John Bachar, and Sal Mamusia don't get the whole Yosemite Decimal System.

I don't think anyone really understands the Yosemite Decimal System, so maybe ol' Sax is onto something here. Though getting spanked at the Springs is a pretty unusual thing. He must've trusted the wrong description of Aikido Gun Boy or something.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
May 17, 2013
Sorry Saxfiend, I'm with John and Killis. The grades seem pretty right on here and, generally speaking, soft elsewhere in Red Rock though not all places.

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