Whiskey Peak Rock Climbing
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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.
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
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Whiskey Peak
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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'
Rain Dance 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Sand Felipe 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 110'
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'
Cole Essence 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 115'
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'
Featured Route For Whiskey Peak
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
BETA PHOTO: The central portion of Whiskey Peak.
On top of Frogland - best way to take in Vegas... ...
By Linda Kinsky
5 days ago
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!)
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.