Riding Hood Wall Rock Climbing
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Riding Hood Wall has a few nice crack climbs on its north face. This is one of the larger rock formations in the Calico Basin area. One can descend any route by rapping off the west face, and then down climbing a steep gully.
Park at the Red Springs Picnic Area. Get there by taking the Calico Basin road to a T-junction, then take a left and park. Walk the trail north and west a short while, passing close by to the Cannibal Crag (huge boulder with bolted routes and overhanging faces). Continue a short ways down the trail, then wander up left through the boulders and slabs towards the largest rock formation in sight. This is the Riding Hood Wall.
Alternatively, park as for Cannibal Crag
and approach from there.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Riding Hood Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Riding Hood Wall:
Featured Route For Riding Hood Wall
Big Bad Wolf 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Nevada
: Red Rock
: ... : Riding Hood Wall
Big Bad Wolf is a 4 pitch sport route 30 ft left of Physical Graffiti. Scramble up the gully that leads to Riding Hood for about 20 ft. The route starts on a flat sloping rock (which slid down the gully about 5 ft in Oct 2015 during really heavy rains).P1 5.9, 8 bs, 70 ft, for the most part is a jug haul on vertical desert varnish, 2 chained anchors.P2 5.8, 8 bs, 80 ft, Red Rock slab climbing with a thin crux midway, 2 chained anchors.P3 5.8, 8 bs, 70 ft, the slab soon turns verti...[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada
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From: Las Vegas
Jan 6, 2015
Las Vegas Red Rock Calico Basin Riding Hood Wall Coordinates