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The Wake-Up Wall

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Big Short, The S 
Angled Dangler S 
Blame it on my ADD S 
Crack of Noon T 
Fall of Vegas S 
First Born T,S 
Good Morning S 
Healer, The S 
Last Drag, The S 
Last In Line, The S 
Last Out T 
Left Crack T 
Mic's Master S 
Monkey Rhythm T 
Native Son S 
On to the Next One S 
Onsight Fight S 
Pain Check S 
Poundcake S,TR 
Rise and Whine S 
Shape of Things to Come S 
Shut Up and Climb S 
Skid Mark S 
Spanky Spangler S 
Stand and Deliver S 
Too Few Years S 
Where Egos Dare S 

The Wake-Up Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,500'
Location: 36.16724, -115.45361 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Nov 8, 2006
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This north-facing cliff offers several moderate climbs to warm-up on before hiking to the other nearby cliffs. There are also a selection of 5.12 climbs located at this cliff if you choose to stay here for the day. Most of the climbs are bolted sport routes, but there are a couple moderate single-pitch trad lines as well (5.8ish).

Getting There 

The cliff is about a fifteen minute hike NW of the SQ parking lot. Follow the main trail until it veers into the wash. Pass by the large white boulder and continue on the main trail until you see a sign for Turtlehead Peak on the left. Take this left, and follow this trail about 250 yards and head up the mound of dirt. From atop this mound you will be able to see the white outcroppings on the left (west). Before the trail veers back into the wash go left across the white slabs and head toward the north-facing Wake-up wall. The face consists of the lighter colored sandstone and has the black patina varnish covering it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Wake-Up Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Wake-Up Wall:
Skid Mark   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
The Last Drag   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Fall of Vegas   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Mic's Master   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
The Last In Line   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Last Out   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Spanky Spangler   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
On to the Next One   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Shut Up and Climb   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Good Morning   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Native Son   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Angled Dangler   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Pain Check   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Where Egos Dare   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Onsight Fight   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Ed enter the crux of the aptly named Pain Check.

Pain Check 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Wake-Up Wall
Sustained technical climbing; moves get harder and rests get worse as you go. Crux just after the fourth bolt, followed by a thin and pumpy push to bolt number five. Shares and anchor with Good Mourning (The Burrito). An excellent climb and hard for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Matt McMurray
From: Castle Rock, CO
Jan 19, 2007
When I was at this wall in December I noticed another new route to the left of "Shut Up and Climb' that had 5 bolts to some brand new anchor chains. I wasn't sure if this was a new route or if someone had added some bolts/rebolted First Born. If anyone has any information about this please let me know so I can update the routes. =)

By mike moore
From: las vegas, nv
Nov 8, 2009
As of 11/7/09, most of the routes on the right portion of the cliff have had anchor replacement/additions. Native Son has new anchors. Good Morning (The Burrito) has its' own anchors and no longer shares with Pain Check. Pain Check now has its' own anchors. Rise and Whine and The Healer now have their own anchors and no longer share chains. The Healer has also had ALL bolts replaced.

Shape of Things and Where Egos Dare have not seen updates as I ran out of hardware. I will replace these as soon as I get more.

All gear courtesy of the ARI.

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