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Caught in the Crosshairs S 
Dodging a Bullet S 
Indian Giver S 
Java sit start, Java boulder 
Keep Your Powder Dry S 
Meatlocker S 
Midnight Cowboy S 
Mystery Remover S 
Pet Shop Boys S 
Sharkwalk S 
Trophy Crack 
Trophy, The S 
Twilight of a Champion S 
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The Trophy Wall Rock Climbing 

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


The Trophy wall sits in the Northern section of the sandstone quarry area. Steep routes on white rock make this stage-like area a steep-wall sport climbers dream. Many pre-hung draws and long, pumpy routes on great stone make this a great area to climb! If you are going to hang Perma-Draws, please make sure they are equipped with STEEL, as this area has been nitrous for sharp aluminum. Beware the sun... the wall is positioned to receive direct sunlight almost year 'round, but due to the steeps the shade has a clever way of sneaking around.

Getting There 

From the parking area, follow the main northerly trail into the wash. Once you reach the sign for "Turtlehead Peak" take a left on this trail. and walk about 500 yards up the trail. Pass the long rock formation in the wash called the Twinkie. Take a right directly after passing by the Twinkie. Beware the sensitive plant species in this area and stay on the trail - don't create more social trails! Keep going past the beautiful, smooth wavy south facing rock and you will eventually end up in the drainage next to the Avian Wall. The Avian Wall directly faces the stage/amphitheater of the Trophy Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Trophy Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Trophy Wall:
Trophy Crack   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   
Dodging a Bullet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Keep Your Powder Dry   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Trophy   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 11'   
Pet Shop Boys   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 60'   
Twilight of a Champion   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 10'   
Midnight Cowboy   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 8'   
Sharkwalk   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Video still from Trophy Crack... More odub fun.

Trophy Crack 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0-1 4+  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Trophy Wall
About 100 yards to the east of Trophy Wall sits this fun splitter crack boulder problem. Trophy Crack starts hand size (if seated) but is mostly all offwidth climbing at a slightly overhanging angle. This is an excellent, although short, crack climb and will most likely provide a sufficient spanking for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Dec 21, 2008
This crag is in need of some rebolting. Beware those heading out there- the first bolt and about the 4th bolt on the Trophy are quite bad. The second bolt on the route to the left of Powder Dry is bad also- there was some white tape around it today to warn people.
By Josh Janes
General Admin
Mar 1, 2015
Whoever rebolted the routes on the left half of the Trophy - your effort is much appreciated (glue in's are the right choice for that crag)! If you need some help learning how to avoid making a glue mess/overfill, please contact me and I'd be glad to share some tips. Also, it is possible to camo bolts by spray painting them at home rather than doing it at the crag (and getting overspray all over the rock itself).

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