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West Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,090'
Location: 35.94408, -115.5491 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kristine Hoffman on Jan 24, 2014
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Description 

Mount Potasi has at least a few different areas for sport climbing. The most prominent is the Clear Light Cave. There is also the Buena Vista wall, and maybe more by now. This area is relatively secluded and not very populated. The limestone is of relatively good quality. There are a plethora of routes from at least 5.10 to 5.14, with potential for harder routes.

Getting There 

Drive west on HWY 160 from Las Vegas; at about 8.2 miles west from the 159/160 junction (to Red Rock), take a left onto a gravel road. This road leads to the other areas on the West-Side. Comedy Crag is immediately on your left.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Potosi area.

Weather station 9.7 miles from here

61 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',8],['5.9',3],['5.10',28],['5.11',11],['5.12',8],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Side:
L.I.E.S. (Lies Intimidation Entrapment and Subterfuge)   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 40'   Upper Cliffs : EnTRAPment Wall
Gestapo Wardens   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   Upper Cliffs : EnTRAPment Wall
Ichabod's Poop Chute   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 100'   Upper Cliffs : Spit Roasted Wall
Hissy Fit   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Upper Cliffs : Tantrum Wall
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Featured Route For West Side
Rock Climbing Photo: IPS

Ichabod's Poop Chute 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Nevada : Mount Potosi : ... : Spit Roasted Wall
This route is of extremely high quality. Great rock, movement and length. It just might be the best single pitch sport 5.10A in Las Vegas. Do it!Starts just left of a large rock leaning on the cliff. Climb a thin start to a runnel romp of a good time for 100 feet! Several thoughtful cruxes.CLASSIC!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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