Looking for afternoon sunshine? This little gem sports only a few routes in the 5.10 to 5.11 range. It is generally protected from the wind, yet in the sun making it popular in the winter months. This is a good stopping point on the way to the Stratocaster or Running Man walls. Be sure to check out "Quicksand" (5.11d) for a fun climb with some variation.
After leaving the parking lot via the trail to the south, you will hike over the first ridge. Look north (left) and you will see the well-protected alcove up an embankment. Head down into the wash immediately after your feet leave the white sandstone, before you reach the trail leading to the Pier, and well-before reaching the "mushroom" boulder. Climb-up the waterstreaked slope until you reach the routes. I like this crag, as it is only a five minute walk until you reach the climbs.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for California Crag:
Far Cry From Josh 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch, 45 feet
Just in from L.A. 5.11- Sport, 1 pitch, 45 feet
Quicksand 5.11d Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Serious Leisure 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 40 feet
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Cal. West 5.10c NV : Red Rock : ... : California Crag
This route combines some slab climbing (not my forte) with some face climbing. It is a long warm-up. Be sure to tie a knot in the belay end of your rope if using a 50m cord, especially if belaying from down the ramp!...[more] Browse More Classics in NV