Universal City Rock Climbing
A nice view of how steep Universal City is.
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I'm sure you have found yourself in the same situation, thumbing through the guidebook looking for somewhere you haven't been a hundred times. I had always looked at this cliff in the book,thinking it would be worth checking out, but just never made it there. Even though this cliff was bolted in the early 90's, it still has a bit more fragile rock than other cliffs of the same era. It seems that this little cliff has seen only a small amount of traffic in 20 years.
However, you should come and check this place out as this cliff boasts a handful of quite good routes. It is further proof that even the less visited cliffs in Red Rock have some gems that are worth the 15 minute approach. This cliff faces west and was shady well until mid afternoon. It does seem to catch quite a bit of wind.
Hike down to the Circus Wall from the parking area and scramble up and right from there. Head east for about 5 minutes and you will come to the Cactus Massacre wall. Once here, head up the gully to the north, and you will see the steep wall up and right.
Climbing Season For the First Pullout area.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Universal City
Star Search 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Nevada
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If you are searching for stars, I gave this route three of them. You might be wondering why three stars at the start of this climb, but by the time you get to the top you'll know this is a good route for sure. Begin just left of Celebrity Roast, and head up and left through some slightly crumbly rock. Head up some thin holds to a huge layback that seems like it will detach at any second....still wondering why three stars? Once past this section head through the cool layback features to a bulg...[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada
The nice view of Wilson from Universal City.
BETA PHOTO: Universal City