The Ledger Crags Rock Climbing
The short but awesome crux pitch three.
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Around the corner, across a drainage and to the southwest of Angel Food Wall lies this lesser known cliff. The Ledger Crags face south, giving it plenty of sunshine, making for a good winter destination. The cliff has striking, glass-like, chocolate rock that often looks glossy and wet from the road.
It is possible to descend from the routes by walking left, down in to the drainage back to the the base of the rock, but this gully has proven to be quite over-grown with scrub oak. Another alternative is to scramble to the right of The Ledger about 200 feet, down a gully to a rappel tree. One rappel with two 60 meter ropes gets you back to the ground.
Approach from Willow Springs parking area by hiking on the trail that heads north-east toward White Rock Spring. Locate the crags between two prominent gullies and leave the trail once past the first drainage. Head across open terrain to the base. The two documented climbs are on the left side of the cliff.
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in The Ledger Crags
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Ledger Crags:
The Ledger 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 240'
Holed Up 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Featured Route For The Ledger Crags
The Ledger 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Nevada
: Red Rock
: ... : The Ledger Crags
This route travels up the dihedral on the far left side of the cliff. The prominent corner of the second pitch is not quite visible from the road nor from the hike in. The start is about fifty feet to the left of the start of the route "Holed Up", which features a black hole in the center of the brown rock on the second pitch.The short first pitch of The Ledger follows a dirty corner system through some vegetation including some yuccas to a large bushy ledge.Pitch two follows the obvious dihedra...[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada