Calico Hills Climber's Log

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Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Jan 10, 2006 4:51 pm

Route Climbed: Caliban (5.8+) Date Climbed: 07 Jan 06  Sucess!

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).


Deb - Jan 9, 2006 11:25 am

Route Climbed: Cannibal Crag Date Climbed: 8 January 2005  Sucess!

Dave and I did a couple of routes on this rock, most interesting was a burly 5.8+ with not much protection. Love that sandstone!


Rob - Jan 5, 2006 11:12 am

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!



Rileywyna - Dec 21, 2005 6:47 am

Route Climbed: many Date Climbed: 1998 to present  Sucess!

Red Rocks is where I learned how to climb.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Oct 17, 2005 1:02 pm

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

2005 October 16: Soupy Sales (5.6+) With wife, brother, and some good friends.

2005 October 23: Chicken Gumbo for Your Dumbo (5.6); From Soup to Nuts (5.7); Abbey Road (5.4).

2005 October 30: Carpetbagger (5.6+).

2005 October 06: Badger's Buttress (5.6).

2005 December 04: See Spot Run (5.6); Elementary Primer(?) (5.7+); Seams Novel (5.7+); Dangling Participles (5.8); Subject-Verb Agreement (5.8).


SusanM - Jul 24, 2005 7:29 pm

Route Climbed: Scramble Date Climbed: October 2004  Sucess!

My long time hiking buddy brought some co-workers for a big group to scramble and climb. A lot of fun because you can play it by ear in this area. A good introductory for those new to climbing.

Matt K

Matt K - Jun 11, 2005 8:51 pm

Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

Hiked and climbed various class 3 and 4 routes for a couple of hours. I plan to check out some class 5 stuff soon.


mt_daydream - Mar 21, 2005 10:52 pm

Route Climbed: Physical Graffiti Date Climbed: March 13, 2005  Sucess!

Enjoyed a week of great climbing in Red Rocks. Physical Graffiti was a good starter after two hours of sleep following a 16-hr drive! A good route with some nice views.


rpiontek - Jan 26, 2005 5:08 pm

Route Climbed: Physical Graffiti Date Climbed: January 23, 2005  Sucess!

I really enjoyed the climbing on the second pitch. It's a long one, though, so make sure you save some gear for the top. The climbing eases after the first 40 feet or so, but still very enjoyable.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Nov 24, 2004 12:01 am

Route Climbed: From every side Date Climbed: First time about 1999  Sucess!

Every chance I get I go up to Red Rock Valley and try a different way up to the top of the Calico Hills. This is a great spot to get away for a few hours and usually 10 or 12 degrees cooler than Vegas.


crag - Jan 23, 2004 3:05 pm

Route Climbed: various Date Climbed: April 2002  Sucess!

the scrambling here is delightful


tonybell1 - May 28, 2003 7:51 pm

Route Climbed: Great Red Book Date Climbed: Summer 1988  Sucess!


Eric Tipton - May 15, 2003 11:26 pm

Route Climbed: "The Great Red Book" I 5.8 Date Climbed: April 2003  Sucess!

This 2 pitch route up the large dihedral above the Black Corridor is a classic fun climb.


darinchadwick - Mar 3, 2003 12:45 am

Route Climbed: Panty Wall, Black Corridor, Magic Bus, Moderate Mecca, Ultraman Wall Date Climbed: Spring Break 2001, 2002, 2006.

Of these areas I've climbed in, the only one I wouldn't recommend would be Moderate Mecca. It's just nasty there. Magic Bus, Ultraman, and Panty Wall get lots of sunshine, good when the weather is snotty for the longer canyon climbs in Red Rocks.


Josh - Feb 1, 2003 8:21 am

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: Many

Lots of sport climbs and solos over the years. Fun stuff.

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