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Mother's Crag  


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Elevation: 90'
Location: 36.16264, -115.50423 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jon O'Brien on Oct 18, 2011
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Do it for your Mama! 


The Mother's Crag. Installed on mother's day, 2011 by jon o'brien and mike trono when they probably should have been hanging with their mothers. I suppose naming a cliff after them is the next best thing!

This cliff is a fantastic gem hidden in plain sight a few hundred yards past the children's crag in willow springs. If you enjoy routes like "peaches" or "tonto" i believe that the classics of the mother's crag are just as great. The crag reminds me of home (the gunks) in that the quality and excitement of the climbing are high despite the difficulty being low. This crag has easy roadside access with morning sun and afternoon shade. It shares the same orientation as the Children's Crag and Ragged Edges. It is fairly secluded despite its easy access and the rock quality is superb.

NOTE: all routes rappel from the tree above motorcycle mama with one 60 meter rope. i did not see an easy way to gain the top of this crag (besides leading the climbs;)

Getting There 

Drive up the road a bit towards Karate Crack leaving the pavement behind you. When you reach an informational sign on your left you should be able to see the mother's crag. "Motorcycle Mama" is very easy to spot as a large, low-angled, left-facing corner.

Park at any of the various pull-outs along the gravel road. I like one in particular that pretty much faces the cliff, i included a photo from this spot. it is easy to find parking.

Climbing Season

For the Willow Spring area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mother's Crag:
Dream Girl   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Motorcycle Mama   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Dream Girl 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Mother's Crag
Dream girl starts to the right on a nice platform below a mini-right facing corner for a few body lengths. Jam/ lieback up to the roof, traverse left under the roof(crux) and gain the perfect vertical hand crack that continues to the top of the cliff. This route is named for Jasmine Farro, (my dreamgirl ;-). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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From the parking spot.
BETA PHOTO: From the parking spot.

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By Gini Kramer
From: North Haven, CT
Apr 5, 2015
Finding Mother's Crag is very easy. Once you reach the interpretive sign seen in the picture, it's very obvious. However, if you start walking in too soon, you'll be in for a bushwhack through a lot of very hostile scrub oak. So, once you spot the crag, keep walking along the road until you're facing it directly. At that point., you can head down into the wash. Look for a fairly wide break in the trees/bushes below the right side of the crag (where Dream Girl is). You'll be looking at wall of rock. An easy step up on the left will get yoiu started on an easy approach with far less scrub oak to scar you for life.
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