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Azkaban Jam T 
Basilisk Fang T 
Cadillac Crack T 
Chamber of Secrets, The T 
Dark Arts T 
Dementor, The T 
Diagon Alley T 
Falling Rein T 
Fright of the Phoenix, The T 
Get Rad T 
Moaning Myrtle T 
Rita Skeeter T 

The Rad Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Mar 12, 2004
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This is the band of rock just south and east of the Whiskey Peak descent gully. The climbs here are generally one-pitch traditional routes. The Cadillac Crack is a beautiful route that would be a classic anywhere, and there are several other good quality lines. The rock is shady in the afternoon- perfect to top off the day after a climb on Whiskey Peak.Most of these routes use a 2-rope rappel for descent.

Getting There 

When approaching from the parking area, go up the standard trail toward Frogland. When reaching the T junction at the base of the cliff, turn left (east) and follow the trail to the descent gully. Cross the gully and scramble to the cliffs on the opposite side. (Of course, if you are descending from the top of Whiskey Peak, just bear right at the base of the gully and you are right there.)

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Rad Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Rad Cliff:
The Chamber of Secrets   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Cadillac Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Dark Arts   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
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Cadillac Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Rad Cliff
At the very base of the Whiskey Peak descent gully, on the south side, is a clean offwidth crack in a right-facing dihedral. Climb the offwidth past a small overhang to an alcove, then chimney and jam a handcrack to a large ledge. Rappel with 2 ropes.Historical note by Larry DeAngelo: I was researching history for Red Rock Odyssey at the time of Randal Grandstaff's death in 2002. His widow, Laura, graciously allowed me to sift through an entire trunk of slides and photographs that Randal ha...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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