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Amber T 
Archaeopteryx T 
Back to Basics T 
Bourbon Hangover T 
Bourbon Street T 
Canadian Club T 
Cole Essence T 
Delicate Sound of Thunder, The T 
Desert Wave T 
First Grader T 
Frogland T 
Ixtlan T,S 
Kenny Laguna T 
Matzoland S 
Mazatlan T 
Miss Conception T,S 
Misunderstanding, The T 
Only the Good Die Young T 
Our Father T 
Perplexity T 
Rain Dance T 
Return To Forever T 
Sand Felipe S 
Sandblast T 
Tales from the Gripped T,S 
Triassic Sands T 
Wholesome Fullback T 

Whiskey Peak Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This is the small summit on the left side of the canyon (in front of Black Velvet Peak from the parking lot). Of course, small is relative here as its NE face is probably 700' high in places. Routes on this face tend to be quite shady and can be very cold on windy days, or in the winter.

Getting There 

Walk up the main drainage and head left ot the base of the wall, depending on the route. Approaches to all routes on this wall are less than 1/2 hour, and many are popular.

For the many routes ending on the Whiskey Peak summit, the descent follows the obvious gully leading down to the east. As you start the descent, wander left (north) on slabs to the left side of the gully. Class 2 and 3 scrambling leads down to a point where a trail leads left out of the gully to join the approach trail underneath Schaeffer's Delight.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',12],['5.11',7],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=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 Whiskey Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Whiskey Peak:
Frogland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
Bourbon Street   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 7 pitches, 710'   
Bourbon Hangover   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches   
The Misunderstanding   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Rain Dance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Miss Conception   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Sand Felipe   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 110'   
Wholesome Fullback   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Triassic Sands   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
Amber   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Our Father   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Perplexity   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Mazatlan   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Return To Forever   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Delicate Sound of Thunder   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Tales from the Gripped   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   
Cole Essence   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 115'   
Only the Good Die Young   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 750'   
Ixtlan   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   
Matzoland   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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The Delicate Sound of Thunder 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Whiskey Peak
One of my favorite short trad climbs of all time! Two excellent pitches are different in character but both technical and delicate. Not nearly as scary as the guide makes it out to be. Start on the front of the Our Father/Wholesome Fullback pinnacle at a thin crack and face.P1: Climb straight up past a few bolts to a mantle ledge, clip the bolt above from this ledge, shake out, then reverse the mantle and finger traverse right for a ways until a weakness allows you to pull the roof and climb ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By Linda Kinsky
5 days ago
CONDITION REPORT 
Hey fellow climbers! SOS. Helped rescue an injured climber off Bourbon Street this afternoon. We left an anchor of cams and slings at the top on pitch two on FROGLAND and another anchor in the middle of pitch two as well. Unable to retrieve the gear today or tomorrow. Being as it is such a popular route. Please, if you recover the gear call Linda @ 503-686-8975 Much appreciated! Be safe out there!

(The injured party also has a few cams left in Bourbon Street- if those are retrieved we'd be able to get them back to their rightful owners. Thank you so much!)
By DesertRat
Feb 27, 2015
Register at the top of Whisky Peak is full, as of 2/21/15. If you are heading up Frogland or any others, please bring a new notebook.

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