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A Southern Nevada Overview

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About A Southern Nevada Overview:

Welcome to Southern Nevada. Aside from the Red Rock area, there is a vast amount of climbing to be had in the Southern Nevada area. A good majority of it is on limestone and this usually means excellent sport climbing, but there is a good selection of trad out there as well as other types of rock.

This section will serve as a guide for those who are new to the area and unfamiliar with it.

Please do not add any climbs to this area!

Areas of the region: Once you leave the Las Vegas Valley in almost any direction, there are mountains and crags within a short drive. The areas below will hopefully help you figure out which direction you want to travel. Click on the name of any area to go directly to that area.

Mt. Charleston: If ever there were a sport area that could match Red Rock's trad climbs, this is it. An endless sea of perfect limestone exists on this mountain, and only a small portion has been developed. However, what has been developed is a huge amount of outstanding routes on amazing rock, all with approaches ranging from 5-15 minutes. Classics include: Infectious Groove, The Rooster, Hasta La Vista, Mary Jane, and Hydra.

Mt. Potosi: Another sport climbing area covered in amazing limestone, this area is not for the amateur sport climber. With rotues starting at 5.12 and going up, everything here is very tough and very overhung. That said, there are some very appealing crags on the west and north side of the mountain that have yet to see any development.

La Madre-North This area is a new area I've created to hold some of the old areas that only have one section of routes. This is a good area for spring and fall when Mt. Charleston is too cool. Routes are generally steep, overhanging pumpfests that start at 5.11. This area contains the following walls: Area 51, Dreamland, The Test Site.

La Madre-South This area is another new area created to contain many of the old areas in this region. This area is a good choice for those interested in climbing some good, moderate routes in the spring and fall when it's a bit too cool to climb at Charleston. This area contains the following walls: Urban Crag, Suburban Crag, Gun Club, Sin City, Rodeo Wall, Trench Town, Waterworld, Fire Wall

US-93 Caves and Canyons: This area was formerly Arrow Canyon, but due to the lack of information on the area, I have consolidated it with several other areas nearby. Most of these areas are projects or really tough routes, so dont make the trip if you're not up to 5.12 and 5.13 routes.

Bull Horn Park: More info coming.

Christmas Tree Pass: More info coming.

Fang Ridge: Probably the smallest area we have in the region, but the route looks really cool. I'll try to get this area updated in the coming weeks.

Unlike Red Rocks, all of these areas (to my knowledge) have no entrance fee to climb.

Be aware that many of these areas have landowners near by and access, while not an issue at the present time, could be come one very quickly.

This area is still under construction, more to come soon!

Nearest town or city: Las Vegas
Directions: Each area has its own directions. Please click the links above to find out how to get to these amazing climbing areas.
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Camping: Yes
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Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 boo boo 5.10b 2
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 camel toe 5.9 2

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With Replies Boy Scout Canyon spudwrench 4 Oct 01 2011, 1:34 AM