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Mudterm Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Mar 23, 2005
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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


This is an area of cliffs a few hundred yards east of Lotta Balls, on the south side of the canyon.

Getting There 

Follow the First Creek trail into the mouth of the canyon. A few hundred yards before reaching the Lotta Balls Wall is the actual Mudterm cliff. It is a small white outcrop above an area of pink rock. There are many broken buttresses and ribs nearby.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Mudterm Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mudterm Area:
Lucky Nuts   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Mudterm   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Critical Cams   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Moody's Move 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Mudterm Area
A memorial route named for saxaphonist James Moody. Start in a hand crack and move up through a flare. The upper portion is a little runout but the climbing eases. Belay on a small ledge. You can downclimb to the right or move up and left to join the rappel on 3rd class terrain. Rappel with at least a 60m rope from webbing on a large dead tree. There is an awkward intermediate station for a 50m rope. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 15, 2005
For the photo above:

Red Arrow: Lucky NutsBlue Arrow: MudtermYellow Arrow: Critical Cams (.10+ OW)

Green Arrow: Rappel Station (single rope rappel)
By Lori
From: las vegas
Sep 27, 2007
i give mud term four stars, and if you get your rope stuck you can scramble up the back and get it down. nice crack :)

bring a quick link and maybe you wont get your rope stuck

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