several routes in Black Corridor -now tend to head for the more fun climbing further up the road!
Although I'd been up here before, this time we went for a different approach, hitting both Calico Peaks, Red Cap (both summits), New Peak, and some other un-named peak along the way.
Spent most of the morning dinking around on Tuna and Chips Wall. Super fun. Discovered that Red Rock ratings are a bit stiffer than at my local crags (Exit 38, Vantage, etc.); adjusted my expectations of myself and had a blast.
Wheres my rack please?
sport climbing, trad climbing, bouldering, and laughing very hard
Spent many a Saturday exploring these hills
Explored the Eastern side at Cowlick Crag and hiked about the southwestern end. Pretty neat boulders back there!
Did some sport climbing up in here. Very cool rock with good quality. We climbed in the Black Corridor and Hunter Thompson Dome. Did a few 5.9's and a few 5.10's. Amazing place in the spring time
Came here all the time when I lived in Vegas for two years. Usually came through the Calico Basin RD. Its amazing how close its to Vegas.
First trad climbs were here!
Climbed some random crack in Santa suits the day after Christmas. This will become a new tradition...
scrambled around the various canyons and rocks while my parents did the loop drive. under the shadow of an approaching monsoon rain the whole time. cool place, easy to find "wilderness" and solitude 5 minutes away from a slew of tourists
A fun tourist (read: shooting photos) scramble around the Calico Hills. Climbed a gully near the top, but was running out of daylight and left.
I've been on top of every lump out there by a wide variety of routes, never more than class 4. It's a 15-minute drive from my house.
I've climbed all over these hills over the years. Today some friends and I visited Calico Tank. Always a fun time out there.
Decided to get out of vegas for an afternoon. It was some fun scrambling to get to the top of the calico hills. It was about 105 degrees out si that was the only downfall but really cool area, definately wanna do some more hikin/climbin around Red Rocks.
Did Calico Tanks as part of a weekend Trip to Vegas. After that visit - we decided that we must return to do more hiking in Red Rocks! Awesome area.
This place was the only thing that I found likeable about Las Vegas. I can't wait to go back.
Climbed several routes on Moderate Mecca. Fun day...
As the guide book describes, it a bit contrived with lousy fixed pro (ground fall potential). I lead this route back in 1998 and remember getting psyched out on it but finishing it anyway. Still felt that way when Deb and I did it. Typically, Red Rocks ratings are soft. But this one I would give a solid 5.9....and fairly sustained on the bottom section (mostly technical).