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Riding Hood Wall  

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Riding Hood Wall has a few nice crack climbs on its north face. This is one of the larger rock formations in the Calico Basin area. One can descend any route by rapping off the west face, and then down climbing a steep gully.

Getting There 

Park at the Red Springs Picnic Area. Get there by taking the Calico Basin road to a T-junction, then take a left and park. Walk the trail north and west a short while, passing close by to the Cannibal Crag (huge boulder with bolted routes and overhanging faces). Continue a short ways down the trail, then wander up left through the boulders and slabs towards the largest rock formation in sight. This is the Riding Hood Wall.

Alternatively, park as for Cannibal Crag and approach from there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Riding Hood Wall:
Physical Graffiti   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 290'   
Big Bad Wolf   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 220'   
Over the Hill to Grandmother's House   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
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Physical Graffiti 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  NV : Red Rock : ... : Riding Hood Wall
Physical Graffiti is an excellent crack climb for the beginning leader. Start near the left side of the Riding Hood Wall at the steep crack with big jugs around it. P1) Climb up for most of a rope length, passing a small roof, to an anchor. (5.6)P2) Get into the crack to the right (small gear), and jam it to the top of the formation. (5.6)Descent: Rap off the west face, then downclimb the gully (tricky)....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By HHairball
From: Las Vegas
Jan 6, 2015
36.149, -115.427
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