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Strategic Arms Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.15817, -115.43429 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Oct 7, 2013
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Description 

High above Ash Spring, up the canyon from Cold Sweat, sits an obscure classic splitter: Strategic Arms; a tall, overhanging corner set in a 100-foot tall, beautiful, black varnish wall. Another Calico crag which makes you feel like you're a million miles from everyone.

Getting There 

Another crag visible from the Kraft parking. Hike off the backside of the Kraft parking lot and follow the road to the old house foundation. Take the trail down into the wash and follow it on the left side to Ash Spring and its boulders. Continue up the steepening canyon past a tall slab on your left (Cold Sweat), and work your way up slabs and across and around boulders until you're up under the wall (Intercontinental Breakfast will be visible from below). From here, either do a fifth class move up and over an eight foot high break, or go around to the right and circle back down into the slot below the wall. ~30 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Calico Basin area.

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',7],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Strategic Arms Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Strategic Arms Wall:
Intercontinental Breakfast   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Strategic Arms   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
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By dnoB ekiM
Oct 7, 2013
Sounds rad Mike! Got pics?
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 25, 2014
There are six or seven new routes here; they're not mine, but I climbed several of them. The ones I did range from 5.11+ to middle 5.12. As stuff continues to clean up, this wall is going to be very popular: a run of 100-foot-long steep 11s and 12s? Yes please!
By Veraun Chipman
May 15, 2015
Any more info on these other 6 or so bolted routes around the corner to the right?
By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Apr 11, 2017
What's the aspect this time of year- sun or shade? And is the base relatively flat, aka, kid-friendly? Thanks!
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 12, 2017
Aimee- Most of the wall is North/Northeast facing, so not very much sun. The left side faces east and probably bakes in the summer.

My vague memory is I would not take kids up there- I dont remember the base area being kid friendly at all.

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