Red Rocks, a Climber's Guide
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Detailed information on over 1700 climbs at Red Rock Canyon in Nevada, with full written descriptions, maps, topos and photo diagrams. This is THE book to climb with at Red Rocks.
As with all of my scans, the table of contents has been moved to the very end of the file, so that page numbers in the TOC match those in the pdf. This file has searchable text (Adobe Acrobat Clearscan).
WALL This remote wall is actually the north face of Black Velvet Peak. It is an impressive wall, with a lot of black varnish and some good climbing. These routes have seen very few ascents, and you can expect plenty of fragile edges and the occasional loose block. The wall faces almost due north and gets no sun, however, it is surprisingly sheltered from the wind. Approach: A time consuming and strenuous approach, which includes some mandatory passages of hand-over-handing up I:$LA\LK. VtlVt I
5" This route climbs the long, east-facing jam crack 1 0' left of the edge of the buttress. The route starts behind a bush and ends at a good ledge/cave with slung block anchor. 8 Power to Waste 1 00' 5.8 Matt & ·M�rk Hermann, Derek Wilmott, Mandy Keliner. Mat 1995. Wires and cams to 1" This route climbs a corner in the left arete of the buttress to the left of Trihardral. Start on a sloping ledge with a bolt, level with the top of the huge boulder at the left edge of the wall. Climb a thin
wave-like bulge that extends to the left. Belay above this bulge in a varnished area on the left. An easy pitch leads to ledges near the top of a small buttress. Then finish the buttress and climb easy slabs above to a belay at a tree. The next pitch goes up and left, moving onto the small buttress to join the previous route just below the jam crack on its pitch 6. Follow the crack and the rib on the left for another pitch or two to the top. Descend via the standard First Creek Slab route. 0
colored slab with four bolts. I Uo Vd l\ \.. lr � � K. The Triad \... d i i YUH Directly across the canyon from the base of Solar Slab, at the bottom of the craggy hillside, is a 200' high, white buttress split by some obvious smooth-walled offwidth and chimney lines. This is The Triad. The name refers to the trio of obvious cracks splitting the north face of the buttress. Descent: It is possible to rap from the lowest of several trees at the top of Beauty with a single ?Om rope. The
stepped out of climbing to become full-time parents. In retrospect, regardless of what you think of the style of their first ascents, the Uriostes made an incredible contribution to Red Rocks climbing, estab lishing a host of classic routes that continue to attract climbers from around the world. Climbers had periodically explored the low rocks of the Calico Hills over the years, but never with much focus. Prior to 1 986 Van Betten and Harrison considered the rock to be little better than mud.