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Lime Kiln  

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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 36.65907, -114.00929 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Thomas Beck on Jun 11, 2010
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Limestone multi-pitch sport climbing

Getting There 

Mesquite, NV then exit Mesquite Ave and turn onto Riverside Drive. First left after crossing the Virgin River Bridge. Then about 8 miles

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.6 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lime Kiln :
Unknown   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 6 pitches, 350'   
Watery Tart   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Mesquiter    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 110'   
Vesper   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Mantis   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 110'   
Homo Faber   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 110'   
The Honeycomb   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 110'   
Hoarse Platitudes    5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 120'   
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Vesper 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Lime Kiln
You've probably heard of this route. And for good reason. It's truly incredible.To the left of the little cave, climb up some orange stone and around an arete onto a beautiful blue face and finish up and right to a 2 bolt anchor at a stance. Another option is to climb the pillar right of the cave via a newer route to a nice full on ledge. Both first pitch options are around 11+. Launch from either belay onto the stunning blue headwall. Edge your way to the left side of the slash and follow it up...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Local Information for Lime Kiln
Photos of Lime Kiln Slideshow Add Photo
Grail Wall on left
BETA PHOTO: Grail Wall on left
Grail Overview
BETA PHOTO: Grail Overview
view of Lime Kiln on the approach trail.
view of Lime Kiln on the approach trail.
dont let the photo fool you this place is huge... ...
dont let the photo fool you this place is huge... ...
looking out on top of pitch 2 on unknown route on ...
looking out on top of pitch 2 on unknown route on ...
Long technical sport routes
Long technical sport routes

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By Caitlin Mac
From: Tempe
2 days ago
Can you get in here with a Prius? Is the camping at the end of the road as well, or do you have to drive from the camping to the climbing?
By DoNstamos
From: Subaru
Dec 15, 2013
So this place is fucking amazing, hands down it is a world class climbing area without the world class hype. I think Todd Goss and crew are responsible for the development of this area ( someone please correct me if I'm wrong) we ended up going here after we got snowed out in St George, the nice fellow at the Desert Rat told us of this little known gem.

Needless to say I was in awe, multi pitch lime stone climbing doesn't really come close to covering it.. you could spend quite some time here and never climb the same route twice. get your shitting pants on cause when you see this you'll shit.

I posted a few less washed out photos of this place, Brandon M's photo of the unknown 10a was incredibly helpful, but I thought I'd contribute a bit so that those new to the area may have a better bearing where they are. still not much info on this place.. I assume there is a guidebook? also this place will get you strong... if you ever plan on slaying spain or greece... warm up here.
By DoNstamos
From: Subaru
Dec 15, 2013
ran into a few locals and they were very nice. cheers! thanks for not being upset some slcites were blowing up your spot!
By Thomas Beck
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 13, 2015
As I remember the gravel/graded road in is OK with a 2WD vehicle till you get to the watering troughs. Then the road steepens and recent rains may have changed it's character. I'd be cautious in last 2 miles.
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Mar 8, 2015
Did it in a jetta with ease. Did I make at light speed? No but my car was fine with the last two miles. Loved this place. Will be back as much as possible.
By Manderson198
Apr 18, 2015
Is it possible for someone to send me the topo for this area (high-res version)? Thanks! --Michael
By Thomas Beck
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Apr 18, 2015

Some info resides on Summit Post and on climbing.com site but the pictures are generally not good. It's kind of warm to go there now. Better early spring and fall place.
By Manderson198
May 5, 2015
Hi Thomas,

Thanks for the info. I've been before, albeit only once. It definitely is gearing toward being too warm for many things now! I was just curious if anyone had the full-size version of the topo that is on the Grail Overview page.
By Thomas Beck
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
2 days ago

Camping is where you pull off the road and park to take the approach trails up to the crags. No water there though there is a spring nearby.

A Prius...maybe....if you drove slowly and carefully once the road got a bit rougher. I haven't been there in 2 years. A lot depends on the recent rainfall in the area. In any case there are places to dry camp before the trailhead.

Lime Kiln is about 4000 ft and Mesquite is actually lower elevation than Las Vegas
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