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Black Corridor

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757 2x4 S 
Adoption S 
BCR 5L T 
Black Corridor Route 4 Left S 
Black Gold S 
Bon Ez S 
Bonaire S 
Burros Don't Gamble S 
Burros Might Fly S 
CEL, The S 
Crude Behavior S 
Crude Boys S 
Crude Control S 
Crude Street Blues S 
Dancin' with a God S 
Foe S 
Fools Gold S 
Friend S 
Heavy Hitter, The S 
Hips Don't Lie (aka Punch Drunk) S 
Idiot Parade (aka Need to Rest) S 
L2 S 
L3 S 
Lewd, Crude, and Misconstrued S 
Live Fast, Die Young S 
Livin' on Borrowed Time S 
M & M S 
Michael Angelo S 
Nightmare on Crude Street S 
Oils Well that Ends Well S 
Psychobilly S 
Rebel Without a Pause S 
Sandstone Enema S 
She's Deadly S 
Texas Lite Sweet S 
Texas Tea S 
Thermal Breakdown S 
Vagabonds S 
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Black Corridor 


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Location: 36.15526, -115.43604 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eric-D on Feb 16, 2004
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Description 

The Black Corridor is very popular due to the high concentration of routes and the fact that it is always cool. The routes range from 5.9 to 5.12a. There are six 5.9's, eleven 5.10's, seven 5.11's and one 5.12a.

[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA].

IMPORTANT: Waste bags are provided by the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council in order to reduce human waste issues at the crags and boulders. Please feel free to take one, use as directed, and dispose of in any trash receptacle. Please do not leave them lying around, and do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas. The project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club's Cornerstone Conservation Grant, with additional funding from the Access Fund and Mountain Gear. Please do your part to be a good steward of this amazing climbing area.


Getting There 

To approach the BC, follow the trail from the parking lot until it forks, take the right fork and then take next left following the trail to the wash. Walk up canyon until it turns to the left (west), at this point walk over the slickrock past several pools of water to another wash. Cross this sandy wash to another slab of slickrock. Once you are on the slickrock, turn right (east) and follow it to the entrance of the BC.


Climbing Season


38 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',9],['5.10',14],['5.11',13],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Black Corridor:
757 2x4   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Bonaire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The CEL   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Bon Ez   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Burros Might Fly   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dancin' with a God   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Vagabonds   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Fools Gold   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Black Gold   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
The Heavy Hitter   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Burros Don't Gamble   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Idiot Parade (aka Need to Rest)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Friend   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Nightmare on Crude Street   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Foe   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Black Corridor Route 4 Left   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Rebel Without a Pause   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Oils Well that Ends Well   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Psychobilly   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Livin' on Borrowed Time   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rebel Without a Pause

Rebel Without a Pause 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Corridor
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Photos of Black Corridor Slideshow Add Photo
Climbers in the Black Corridor, 5 frames HDR
Climbers in the Black Corridor, 5 frames HDR
Last route on the left before the higher level.
Last route on the left before the higher level.
Don't know the name of the route.
Don't know the name of the route.
The coolest beetle ever inside the Black Corridor!!
The coolest beetle ever inside the Black Corridor!...
Second Pullout Overview
BETA PHOTO: Second Pullout Overview
Bolt clipping near the Corridor, photo: Bob Horan
Bolt clipping near the Corridor, photo: Bob Horan
Gigette and JC in the lower corridor
Gigette and JC in the lower corridor
Fun climbing in the black corridor
Fun climbing in the black corridor
Climbing fever! Spring break rush hour in the Corridor.
Climbing fever! Spring break rush hour in the Corr...
Typical Crowded day in the lower Black Corridor.  I think Jessica McGinley took the photo.
Typical Crowded day in the lower Black Corridor. ...
A climber's shadow, preparing his rappel in the upper tier.
A climber's shadow, preparing his rappel in the up...
Climbing out of the shade on Psychobilly at the Black Corridor
Climbing out of the shade on Psychobilly at the Bl...
Trying to figure out which route to do in the lower area.
Trying to figure out which route to do in the lowe...
BC from above
BC from above
Unknown climber in the black corridor HDR process from 5 RAW images
Unknown climber in the black corridor HDR process ...
BC from inside
BC from inside
Werner "the other" Braun in the Black Corridor, photo: Bob Horan.
Werner "the other" Braun in the Black Corridor, ph...
Caterpillar
Caterpillar
Waste Bag dispenser at the Black Corridor courtesy of the American Alpine Club and the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council.  Please dispose of your waste properly!
Waste Bag dispenser at the Black Corridor courtesy...
A very full Black Corridor. Thanksgiving weekend 2010
A very full Black Corridor. Thanksgiving weekend 2...
The view
The view
Lower Black Corridor
BETA PHOTO: Lower Black Corridor
Busy Saturday around noon in the Black Corridor.
Busy Saturday around noon in the Black Corridor.
it's all MINE!!!  must be a weekday
it's all MINE!!! must be a weekday
The black corridor
The black corridor
Tim H. spring '06
Tim H. spring '06
Mike and Sabe lookin for a warm up on an early chilly saturday morning before the crowds.
Mike and Sabe lookin for a warm up on an early chi...
A good view of Black Corridor with Hunter S. Thompson Dome looming behind
A good view of Black Corridor with Hunter S. Thomp...
view from above black corridor
view from above black corridor
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By manyalibo
From: ituri rainforest
Nov 10, 2006

It's a scarab beetle, family Scarabaeidae, common name Green June Beetle.

By Kaner
From: Eagle
Apr 2, 2007

I'm looking for a route name. It is the route nearest to the step between levels on the right-hand side(if you're walking in the lower level) of the lower level.
Felt like high-10 and a lot of fun. Sandy and dirty, save some juice to pull over the top!

By dnoB ekiM
Nov 1, 2009

Friend and Foe both have one or two "mangled" hangers. The hangers had clearly taken some big falls after being spun 90 degrees counter-clockwise. So, they have been bent flat and stretched a bit.

By Zappatista
Jul 20, 2010

Those hangers are what we in the trad world call, "spicy", Mike.

Kidding. For anyone wondering, right now I'm semi-single handedly attempting to get all the hardware upgraded and replaced where necessary. If there's anything weird like a double set of bolts on a route, it means I haven't removed the old ones yet after adding a modern, non-BS cold shut, non-hardware store bolt.

This fall the Corridor should be safer and more fun than ever before, as you won't be crapping your pants at the conditions of the bolts.

Donations can be sent to the ASCA if you're not too broke or lazy. Beer money donations for myself and the Wrecking Crew can be left at Desert Rock Sports. Har har.

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 27, 2010

Foe got its mangled hanger replaced this spring.

I am semi-concerned about that route, though- the entire crux bulge is not attached to the rock at all...a little disconcerting when i was drilling into a giant hollow piece of rock!

By Zappatista
May 9, 2011

Most of the Corridor now has new bolts/hangers. John Wilder, Scott Massey, Dave Retzlaff, Cassondra Long, Mike Bond, and many others helped out. Many thanks! Now the rest of you, donate to the ASCA please.

By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 14, 2011

The new bolts are great. Thanks a lot!

By Eric-D
From: Las Vegas, nv
Jul 31, 2011

Hope this helps. Map from the 2nd pullout parking lot to the entrance of Black Corridor. This is for 1 of 3 possible routes and does go around the potholes for when they are full of water.

maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=200440735954996048670.0004a954f>>>

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 31, 2011

@Eric-D- that map is not correct. the approach drops into the wash on the right before breaking left onto the low slabs left of the pot-hole slot.

By Eric-D
From: Las Vegas, nv
Aug 5, 2011

John it is easier to take the wash. I will make sure to take that route next time and replace the map.

By Eric-D
From: Las Vegas, nv
Aug 9, 2011

I have sorted the routes from left to right. The routes start at the lower level left side, then to the upper level left, then to the upper level right side, then finally the right lower level. The routes go clockwise from the first route on the left around to the first route on the right.

There are a few routes in middle of the lower right area that may be out of order. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made.

Eric

By hasan
From: portland,me
May 24, 2012

Was there a few days ago, there's a 10c/d route, it was maybe third or fourth route on left when you enter. It has a big undercling flake w an X on it and its very fragile. It may be a good idea to break that off before it "falls on its own"/"climber steps on it" and it hits someone in the head or the belayer in the face.

By James Willis
From: Gilbert, AZ/Evanston, IL
Jan 2, 2014

I think there is a line missing from here on the lower left side of the corridor. One of the first couple 9s; I think its between The CEL and Bonaire. Its not in my guide book either. Anyone have any information?

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 2, 2014

There are two routes between the Cel and Bonaire. They are currently named L2 and L3 and can be found in the route list on this page.

By James Willis
From: Gilbert, AZ/Evanston, IL
Jan 2, 2014

Yes I am aware of those two, I thought there was a third. Perhaps I just counted wrong.

By Arin
From: North Las Vegas, NV
Apr 10, 2014

"I have sorted the routes from left to right. The routes start at the lower level left side, then to the upper level left, then to the upper level right side, then finally the right lower level. The routes go clockwise from the first route on the left around to the first route on the right.

There are a few routes in middle of the lower right area that may be out of order. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made.

Eric
"

Yeah I think Nightmare on Crude Street needs to be farther left on the right wall. I will double check this weekend.