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This is best known as area of Soylent Green Jeans and Stirling Moss. Although there are several excellent climbs on these cliffs, they have not seen a lot of recent action. A number of bolts and old pitons in the area testify to unrecorded climbing activity over the span of decades. Most of the route names and FA details are lost to the ages, but were probably the work of the usual suspects who were active in the 70s and 80s. Kevin Lowell is also thought to have put up some of the early routes. Most of the routes in this area face to the north and are climbable in warm weather.
Drive in on the main Willow Springs road. This road runs northwest until the pavement ends near the main picnic area. Just upstream from the Case Face, a small canyon branches off to the left and leads west beneath some good cliffs. Park in this area and walk across the main wash to enter the small canyon. After just a short distance you can head up the hillside to the base of the wall. A scrambling approach can also be made from the area of the Case Face.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mossy Ledges Area:
Coronary Bypass 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Chocolate Sunday 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Pincushion 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Cheatstone Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Soylent Green Jeans 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Stirling Moss 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
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Stirling Moss 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R NV : Red Rock : ... : Mossy Ledges Area
Thin, heady, and varied-- a sustained tick that probably edges further into sandbag territory every time someone climbs it and wears away at the tiny fragile holds. THIN slab to groany flake to odd mostly horizontal moves out a steep section to chossish finishing face (easier). Way more classic than I could describe. A window back in time when balls and mind control made you a climber worth respecting, not who pays you to wear their shoes. When placing a bolt meant you NEEDED it, not because it ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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