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The crag has a squat demeanor and is characterized by three things. First there is approximately forty-feet of third class terrain beneath the routes. Second, there are two obvious crack systems on the rock. Each of these cut up opposite sides of the crag's crest. And third, it is just off the trail across the grassy drainage just to the left of the approach gully to the Fox.

The third class at the bottom of this crag has been used by guides for multi-pitch transition practice for years. The crag has been used for the same purpose by the Red Rock Rendezvous folks.

The third class area has been identified by the Red Rock Rendezvous event permit as "Third Class between Ranch Hands and Dickies Cliff."

There are three known routes on the crag, but as of this writing, information is only available about one of them...Snake Charmer. Snake Charmer climbs the dogleg crack on the right side of the crag. An unknown and unnamed bolted line ascends the center of the crag and another s shaped crack dominates the left side of the crag.

Getting There 

This crag can be found just right of the Existential Wall and just left of the approach gully to the Fox.

Climbing Season

For the Calico Basin area.

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Reptile Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Reptile Rock:
Snake Charmer   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: A party about half way up Snake Charmer.

Snake Charmer 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Reptile Rock
The Snake Charmer is a fun little route that may be found on the right side of Reptile Rock. The line ascends an obvious dogleg crack in 2-4 pitches (depending on how you do it.)Pitch One:Ascend third class terrain to the base of the dogleg crack (3rd 45'). Certainly this may be scrambled and not pitched out.Pitch Two:Climb the right trending dogleg crack. The crux is right off the anchor -- it's a good idea to put in an anchor, because if someone blows off, you'll both take a ride down the t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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