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Gnat Man Crag  

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Good moderate one pitch crack climbs, and two classic 5.10/5.11 bolted climbs.

Getting There 

The base of Gnat Man Crag is 25 feet right and 100 feet up from Dickies Cliff. From the base of Dickies Cliff walk west up the narrow bushy gully for 25 feet. Then, carefully 4th class up the wall on your left/south for 50 feet to a rocky/bushy terrace. Gnat Man Crag can be identified by its dihedral type cracks with blackish rock on the bottom, and bright white rock on the top.

From the Red Spring parking lot: hike north west up a hill on an obvious trail towards Cannibal Crag, stay on the trail hiking up the flat valley, head towards the deep red colored rock and the keyhole at the top of the ridge. Dickies Cliff is the last pink colored rock formation with brown varnish patches sitting on the south side of the trail at valley level before the deep red colored rocks take over the landscape. There is a Forest Service wood marker with a "7" in front of Dickies Cliff. If you start hiking up steeper terrain towards the keyhole, you have gone too far. The total distance from the Red Spring parking lot is about 1/2 mile (20 minutes). Dickies Cliff can also be identified by a flat bench that runs along its base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gnat Man Crag:
Bottoms up   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 120'   
Knock the Bottom Out of It   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
P-Coat Sleeve   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     , 1 pitch, 100'   
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Knock the Bottom Out of It 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  NV : Red Rock : ... : Gnat Man Crag
Start just left of Bottoms Up below a patch of varnish. Climb slabby wall past 4 bolts. Easy up high. Crux is getting to the first bolt. The move is committing and awkward. I got a "good" RP in a seam by the large hole/pocket. Good climbing past the bolts. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By cassondra
From: las vegas, NV
Aug 23, 2009
This cliff gets shade in the afternoon during the hottest parts of the summer.
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