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Sweet Pain Wall

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A-Cute Pain T 
Gambler, The S 
Glitter Gulch S 
Lee Press On S 
Pain in the Neck S 
Sister of Pain S 
Slave to the Grind S 
Sour Pain S 
Sweet Pain S 
Unknown S 
Unknown New Route S 

Sweet Pain Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.15597, -115.43663 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Feb 20, 2004


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BETA PHOTO: Routes at Sweet Pain Wall. First bolts circled.Che...

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


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].

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

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

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'   
Glitter Gulch   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Gambler   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Slave to the Grind   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Sour Pain   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Sister of Pain   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Cyd starting up Slave to the Grind

Slave to the Grind 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Sweet Pain Wall
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

Photos of Sweet Pain Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Santos on "Sour Pain"  Link - time...
Kevin Santos on "Sour Pain" Link - time...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing at Sweet Pain Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing at Sweet Pain Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Second Pullout Overview
BETA PHOTO: Second Pullout Overview
Rock Climbing Photo: Wall on right
Wall on right
Rock Climbing Photo: Tree just left of Glitter Gulch. Photo by Joseph L...
Tree just left of Glitter Gulch. Photo by Joseph L...
Rock Climbing Photo: The top of Sweet Pain (middle right) in front of R...
The top of Sweet Pain (middle right) in front of R...
Rock Climbing Photo: Top Roping at Sweet Pain Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Top Roping at Sweet Pain Wall. Photo by Blitzo.

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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.