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The Gun Club

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The Gun Club Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 36.23057, -115.33426 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Nov 15, 2006
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The Gun Club is a small canyon with routes lining both sides. The majority of the routes are relatively short (40 ft), but the short approach and quality of the routes make this a great crag for an evening outing, or an all-day climbfest.

The south wall (north facing) gets shade from mid-morning onwards, while the north wall (south facing) gets sun for most of the day. The rock here is sharp, and requires careful technique as well as some callouses. =)

Getting There 

This approach is AWESOME; One of the easiest at La Madre! Take the 215 beltway to the West Cheyenne Ave. exit. Head west on Cheyenne past a small strip mall with a Chevron sign. The road curves to the right (north) and eventually intersects Alexander. BEFORE intersecting Alexander there is a dirt road heading west (left) toward the base of the escarpment. Follow this dirt road to an obvious parking area. You should see parallel canyon walls of The Gun Club to the West. Take the five-minute hike following the wash up the canyon to the base of the cliffs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Gun Club

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gun Club:
Bushmaster   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Right (North) Wall
Small Arms   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Left (South) Wall
Under Fire   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Left (South) Wall
Young Guns   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Left (South) Wall
Clay Pigeon   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Right (North) Wall
Point Blank   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Right (North) Wall
Staring Down The Barrel   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Right (North) Wall
High Caliber   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Left (South) Wall
Muzzle Loader   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Right (North) Wall
Slingblade   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Left (South) Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Joanna crushing QuickDraw

Quick Draw 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Nevada : La Madre Range : ... : Right (North) Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Brian climbing on fossils! ;-)
Brian climbing on fossils! ;-)
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the small Gun Club canyon from the parking...
View of the small Gun Club canyon from the parking...

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By Eric A Beck
Nov 22, 2016
The driving instructions are from 2006 and there has been a lot of construction since. We climbed there today and would like to make them current.
1. Take the 215 beltway and exit at Cheyenne, turn left (west).
2. Cheyenne curves around to the north and becomes Cliff Shadows Parkway. Follow it to Alexander.
3. Turn left on Alexander and go the end, a little over a block. Turn left into a small city park with bathrooms. Park. The cliffs are visible to the west,.