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Selenite Range Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 40.57313, -119.33582 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: johnnyrig on Jun 2, 2015
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Somewhere in the Nevada desert.

Getting There 

It's obscure, it's remote, and according to all the "valley locals", it's not worth the trip, so don't bother with it.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 0.7 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2

Day Trippin 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  Nevada : Selenite Range
2 short pitches. #1 5.6, #2 5.7...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

Photos of Selenite Range Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Out there
Out there
Rock Climbing Photo: The Obelisk  Egyptian Ridge, Selenite Range
BETA PHOTO: The Obelisk Egyptian Ridge, Selenite Range
Rock Climbing Photo: Egyptian Ridge in the Selenite Range.
Egyptian Ridge in the Selenite Range.
Rock Climbing Photo: Christman's Pinnacle. This is seen from the top of...
Christman's Pinnacle. This is seen from the top of...
Rock Climbing Photo: Kitty Wall: this is the first and closest thing re...
BETA PHOTO: Kitty Wall: this is the first and closest thing re...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sphinx (main crag, visible from highway)
BETA PHOTO: The Sphinx (main crag, visible from highway)

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By T Hocking
Jul 7, 2015
Hey, I been there once and shall return.
Great area with lots of development potential.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the Obelisk.
On the Obelisk.
By T Hocking
Jul 7, 2015
A shout out to the area developers John Creelman, Rick Sumner, Bob Pinckney and Ney Grant.
Thanks guys!

Rock Climbing Photo: Bob Pinckney   Obelisk summit.
Bob Pinckney
Obelisk summit.
By JF1
From: Las Vegas
Mar 25, 2016
I think if you are going to post on Mountain Project, a slightly better description of location and formations might be worthwhile. Otherwise just share it around beers and a camp fire.
By johnnyrig
Mar 25, 2016
I had detailed descriptions, including GPS coordinates to these locations. Unfortunately, I've grown tired of forum attitudes and decided to just be a dick and pull em out as a tit-for-tat sort of curmedgeonry.

Any one of the other exceptionally good-natured climber's who've contributed here are more than welcome to disclose the location here or through private messages, as they desire.

As for myself, being indefinitely bedraggled in a zone of douchebaggery and, bitterness, well... If by some happy accident we meet at the crossroads I'd be happy to provide a belay, a warm beer, and/or some anecdotal beta concerning at a very minimum the number and location of all unnecessary rap-bolted lines and epoxied holds we've not as-yet placed upon this spectacular piece of choss.

Go to Gerlach. Have a beer. Go south about ten miles or so and turn left. If you miss the big piles of rocks on top of the pass, you're blind and/or harboring a skewed perspective from climbing at truly amazing places like the Valley, or Indian Creek. If you make it as far as Purgatory, you've gone too far and you should probably just keep going. If you're afraid of desert dwellers with beer, guns, and 4x4's who utter indecipherable phrases like "Trump... Amurika Great" and "Walmart Jade Helm" you might want to reconsider leaving your house at all in this day and age.

If, however, you're one of those brave souls who understands the sarcasm of an off-road vehicle that sports stickers from both the Sierra Club AND the NRA, seek help. Then head on out and put up a route or two.

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