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Red Cap Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,608'
Location: 36.16612, -115.44258 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: map of Calico peaks + ridges ... . qm - Point 4708...

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


Highest peak in the Calico Hills "proper".

Mostly white sandstone -- except for its summit cap which is red sandstone (and not so easy to get up on top of).

. . (also known as "Turtlehead Junior", though its rock type and appearance are not similar to much higher Turtlehead Peak).

Some possible climbing routes:
  • ? west or southwest face ? (reported in print guidebook + SummitPost)
  • traverse from Tank Peak from SE

. . (more info see on SummitPost, and detailed description in Courtney Purcell book page 70
. . . . also with photos + GPS in Branch Whitney book pages 69-73).

Getting There 

- - > "rc" on the map.

Most quickly reached from the Sandstone Quarry parking on the Red Rock Scenic Loop road.
. . (but there's no easy way to its top, or even to near its top).

Significantly longer and more uphill from parking in the Calico Basin area.

Climbing Season

For the Red Rock area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Red Cap

North Gully 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Red Cap
Interesting varied route on mostly sound rock with straightforward routefinding. Non-steep approach hike. Then the "white gully" has lots of nice scrambling, less obstructed by vegetation than might guess from below. Next on a wide ridge on white rock up to the red summit cap (with no easy way on or off).Two crux sections much more difficult than the rest -- short and not very exposed, but a slip could result in a broken ankle. Might be more difficult getting back down than going up --...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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