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Bury the Hatchet T 
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Dangling Participles S 
Elementary Primer S 
Great Red Book T 
Ground up Vocabulary T 
Liner, The T 
Seams Novel T 
See Spot Run S 
Stone Hammer T 
Subject-Verb Agreement S 
Tomato Amnesia T 

Great Red Book Rock  

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The Great Red Book Rock is most well known for the Great Red Book route that follows up a glorious dihedral on the left side of the crag. The rock, a giant slab, is visable from the parking lot above and to the right of the Hunter S. Thompson Dome. Facing west, it gets a lot of sun after noon. In addition to the dihedral route which is a 5.8 trad route, there are several mixed and sport routes on the vast face 5.9 - 5.11, most of which are quite run out. The routes end up almost at the top of the Calico formations, where you can get a killer view of the canyons to the west.

Getting There 

To get to the Great Red Book Rock, first head to the Black Corridor area from the Second Pullout parking lot. Go through the corridor and hang a hard right up the ramp that skirts below the Hunter S. Thompson Dome. Pass the Dome and Poser Crag and head left up the talus slope to the base of crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Great Red Book Rock:
Subject-Verb Agreement   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Great Red Book   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Dangling Participles   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   
Ground up Vocabulary   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Tomato Amnesia   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
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Leading the first pitch.  The man to the left is a...

Great Red Book 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Great Red Book Rock
This is a great route and the site of the rappelling error that led to the fate of renowned RR climber and guide Randal Grandstaff.The location of this climb is obvious. It more or less climbs the giant left facing dihedral, aka The Great Red Book...P1 (5.8): Climb up past a few vegetated ledges and work over into the corner proper for about 10-15 ft. When the crack becomes too thin, head back out onto the face and up to the bolted anchor where a memorial for Randall has been scratched into th...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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BH leading pitch one of The Great Red Book
BH leading pitch one of The Great Red Book
Great Red Book
Great Red Book
Looking East from the top.  Walk toward the puddle...
Looking East from the top. Walk toward the puddle...
The Great Red Book
The Great Red Book

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