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Tank Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,880'
Location: 36.16202, -115.43738 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: kenr on Jun 3, 2017
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BETA PHOTO: map of Calico peaks + ridges ... . qm - Point 4708...

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East above one of the largest "tanks" (depression that collects rain-water - "tinaja") in the Calicos.

Top section is white limestrone, and it's the second (or third?) highest peak in Calico Hills proper.

. . . (more info see on SummitPost).

Some possible climbing routes:
  • WSW face - from near the tank - (see variation on
. . . (? perhaps leave the CT trail around (N36.1613 W115.4386) W of the big tinaja, say 250 ft before below the Pass, then around the NW + N sides of the tinaja, up roughly ENE then NE to the summit ?)

  • SSW face - from near Calico / Tank Pass.

  • traverse from Red Cap from NW - (more difficult and trickier than it looks).

Getting There 

- - > "tank" on the map.

Quickest way is from Sandstone Quarry using the Calico Tanks trail for approach, then scrambing to the summit from the southwest or west.

Climbing Season

For the Red Rock area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Tank Peak

NorthWest Ridge direct 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Tank Peak
Lots of interesting climbing and navigation if try to stay close to the ridge crest and climb as many of the high point nubs (like ten of them?) along the way. What I mean by the "direct" NW Ridge.Some people (likely correct) have said there's an easier way ("indirect") to traverse between Red Cap and Tank Peak. I suspect this goes mostly along (below) the left (NE) side of the ridge. Hope someone will give more details in the Comments to this page -- or post that as a se...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: South Viewpoint + Calico Peak + Tank Peak from Sou...
BETA PHOTO: South Viewpoint + Calico Peak + Tank Peak from Sou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Red Cap + Tank Peak above big tinaja pond - from C...
BETA PHOTO: Red Cap + Tank Peak above big tinaja pond - from C...

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