BETA PHOTO: View from the Parking Lot.
This set of connected walls is the crag furthest east in the first pullout. Easy to see form the parking lot, the Civ Crag is marked by a huge west-facing varnished corner. Routes range from slightly slabby to slightly overhanging, and the rock quality (at least on the routes that have been developed so far) is excellent for brand-new routes.
Head down to the right where the path initially splits, and then head up through a break to the right of Circus Wall. Work your way through little washes and across slabs straight east to Cactus Massacre, and then continue east below Velvet Elvis, the Climb Bomb, and Black Hole Wall. The crag is below and just east of Black Hole. 10-15 minutes from the parking lot.
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View of the main wall on approach.
Finishing up Conquistador looking the left side.
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|Comments on Civilization Crags
|By Jon O'Brien|
May 21, 2010
hard at work as always mr. kimm, thanks for adding more routes bro!
|By dnoB ekiM|
May 23, 2010
Pretty good crag of moderates! I think this place will get a LOT of traffic.
|By Chris Brown|
Jun 1, 2010
Finally a well needed crag of 10's. We did the entire main wall minus the 10d on the far right. We will be back to try the corridor routes, had shade until 4:00pm. Although I have a strong feeling that all these routes will move up a 1/2 grade or full once all the holds start breaking off.
Good work Mike!!
|By Michael Kimm|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 2, 2010
Thanks for the words of encouragement guys!
I'll be headed back up there soon to add bolts to the tops of the corridor routes. Given some of the feedback, and those that may lead them, I figure I should probably remove the small runouts to the chains.
EDIT: Done. The Sun Never Sets, Byzantium, and Mongol Hoarde have an additional bolt each.
EDIT #2: The hangers have all been camoed.
|By Sean Critchfield|
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct 13, 2010
Amazing Crag. I am glad to have found it early as I suspect it will soon be a very crowded spot.
|By John Wilder|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 14, 2010
Finally made it out here, and I have to say, thanks Michael! This is a really neat little crag with a pile of pretty good routes and a couple of real gems for the grade. If you're a budding .10 leader, this is the crag for you- five really good .10s, a fun .8, and a couple other moderates to round out your day.
Edit: Looks like this crag is getting some real traffic and cleaning up nicely- very little broke off today, I would say that helmets are optional now, but be aware that some crispies will pop off now and then.
|By Killing In The Name Of|
May 27, 2011
Wear a helmet. I found a couple of BIG loose blocks that are looking to shed in the near future, and though the rock quality is good for the area and the crag's cleaning up well, I'm pretty sure that the 8+9 on the main wall are going to be the site of some accidents-the only ones at the cliff that suck, and it's hard to see them cleaning up anytime soon.
From: Las Vegas, nv
Nov 26, 2011
Really fun crag of 5.9 to 5.10's. Each route is consistently high quality. Most other locations have 1 or 2 good routes along with a bunch of crap. These are all good routes worth doing.
We didn't have any problems with the rock quality but if I had read the issue about the washers I would have taken a socket with me.
From: Las Vegas, nv
Dec 9, 2011
The routes are now organized from left to right. From left to right on the main (northwest facing) wall,The Fall of Rome to Conquistador. From left to right on the slot canyon wall, The Sun Never Sets to Ming Dynasty.