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The Dirty Rail Area Rock Climbing 

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The dirty rail is a unique roof climb located up the hill in the wash in the Calico Basin area. It's definitely a problem worth checking out.

Getting There 

Park at Kraft and hike west until you see the old foundation. There's a trail that goes south and into the wash up the hill. It can take 30-45+ minutes to get to the boulder. It's not very far in terms of distance, but it's uphill and the terrain can be a bit difficult to maneuver through with a crash pad.

Climbing Season

For the Calico Basin area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dirty Rail Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dirty Rail Area:
The Dirty Rail   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
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The Dirty Rail V7 7A+  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Dirty Rail Area
Sit start on the large undercling and climb the rail out of the roof using a combination of heel hooks, toe hooks, and core tension. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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