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Aikido Gun Boy T 
Bodiddly T 
Chicken Eruptus T 
Crooked Crack T 
Dense Dunce T 
Diplomatic Immunity T 
Dumptruck T 
Footloose T 
Getting Too Old for This S--t T 
Go Ahead and Jump T 
Go Ahead, Ok? T 
Kemosabe T 
Lethal Weapon T 
Midheight T 
Midnight T 
Nightman Cometh, The T 
Ok Ok Ok T 
Plan F T 
Plan F - first pitch (5.9) T 
Ragged Edges T 
Revoked T 
Sheep Trail T 
Theme Book T 
Tonto T 
Unknown crack T 

Ragged Edges Area Rock Climbing 

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The Ragged Edges cliff is the most obvious varnished face with a crack, which is Ragged Edges, running straight up the middle of it. The routes on this wall range from 5.5 to 5.11b. Most of the routes are either all trad or mixed with just a few bolts.

Ragged Edges-5.8 is the main attraction on this wall and most people who have climbed at Red Rock Canyon NCA have a tale or two about it.

[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA].

Getting There 

The Ragged Edges Area is one half mile up the Willow Springs road on the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ragged Edges Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ragged Edges Area:
Tonto   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Crooked Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Ragged Edges   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   
Plan F - first pitch (5.9)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   
Kemosabe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Chicken Eruptus   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Sheep Trail   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Plan F   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Ragged Edges 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Ragged Edges Area
The classic trad route of Willow Springs. This route faces NE and can be cold, it is shady most of the day. Last time I led this I kinda forgot about all the wide sections and got a bit nervous on the runouts. It is quite commonly led with nothing bigger than a #4 Camalot (or less), for which it should probably be considered to have an "S" rating.If you don't have big gear you can just do the first (short) pitch and rap from bolts. Be considerate of others who want to do the entire rou...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Tyson Anderson
From: SLC, UT
May 15, 2009
Exact crag location:
N 36.15762, W -115.49789
By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
May 12, 2013
Based on recent experience, this area was apparently developed by someone with a limited understanding of the Yosemite decimal system.
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
May 16, 2013
In what sense do you mean that, saxfiend?
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 16, 2013
That's an interesting comment, as I have always considered many of the climbs here pretty benchmark at their grades.
By Cunning Linguist
May 17, 2013
He means that Joe Herbst, Mark Moore, Jon Martinet, Matt McMackin, Nick Nordblom, Randall Grandstaff, Jeff Lansing, John Landaker, Jim Whitesell, Richard Harrison, Wendell Broussard, Paul Van Betten, John Bachar, and Sal Mamusia don't get the whole Yosemite Decimal System.

I don't think anyone really understands the Yosemite Decimal System, so maybe ol' Sax is onto something here. Though getting spanked at the Springs is a pretty unusual thing. He must've trusted the wrong description of Aikido Gun Boy or something.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
May 17, 2013
Sorry Saxfiend, I'm with John and Killis. The grades seem pretty right on here and, generally speaking, soft elsewhere in Red Rock though not all places.

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