Sweet Pain Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Routes at Sweet Pain Wall. First bolts circled.Che...
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The Sweet Pain Wall is popular because it is overhung and is shady on summer afternoons. Although there is one 5.8 here the majority of the routes at this wall are in the 5.11 range.
[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA].
The approach to the Sweet Pain Wall is the same as for the Black Corridor, but instead of walking up onto the second section of slick rock continue walking (west) up the sandy wash and turn north up the first side canyon you come to.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sweet Pain Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sweet Pain Wall:
Unknown 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Gambler 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Sour Pain 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Sweet Pain 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Lee Press On 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Sweet Pain Wall
Slave to the Grind 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c NV
: Red Rock
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Immediately right of Glitter Gulch, Slave to the Grind starts with a long reach to a rail. Steep face climbing with a tricky crux around the third bolt. Climbing eases towards the top. Although given an 11b rating in the Brock guidebook, I felt it to be closer to 11c....[more] Browse More Classics in NV
By Peter Franzen
From: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 23, 2012
This is nice and shady when the rest of the 2nd pullout is in the sun in the afternoon.
By Nicholas Gillman
From: Las Vegas
Jan 26, 2016
Added a high res beta pic (the max MP currently allows). Cheers.