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Sandstone Quarry  


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Description 

An easily accessed area containing several different sub-areas. Climbs are mostly one pitch climbs and run the full gamut of ratings.

Running Man is the classic, but don't forget Chrysler Crack a long 5.9 offwidth/squeeze Chimney.

Getting There 

Park at the Sandstone Quarry parking lot, a little way past the second pullout and, according to Swain, 2.7 miles along the loop road. Paths lead west, north and east to the sub-areas.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

201 Total Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',83],['2 Stars',76],['1 Star',21],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',6],['5.8',11],['5.9',11],['5.10',39],['5.11',66],['5.12',50],['5.13',15],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sandstone Quarry:
Man's Best Friend   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Front Corridor
Friction Face Panty Waist   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Running Man Wall
Chrysler Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Sandy Corridor
Trophy Crack   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   The Trophy Wall
Under the Boardwalk   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Pier
Shut Up and Climb   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Wake-Up Wall
When the Cat's Away   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Holiday Wall
Footloose   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Stratocaster Area
Marshall Amp   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Stratocaster Area
Running Man   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Running Man Wall
Sonic Youth   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sonic Youth Cliff
Native Son   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Wake-Up Wall
Stratocaster   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 125'   Stratocaster Area
Stratocaster Direct   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Stratocaster Area
Keep Your Powder Dry   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Trophy Wall
Agent Orange   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Sonic Youth Cliff
Sound of Power   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Front Corridor
Pablo Diablo   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Stratocaster Area
Monster Skank   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Front Corridor
Sunsplash   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Front Corridor
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Saddam's Mom 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Holiday Wall
The best route on the cliff. The crux involves a long move past the third bolt. You can step around left on the ledge to get a rest or climb straight up (this probably makes the route 12a). From the ledge a scary but not as hard as it looks move back around right will get you back into 5.10 climbing to finish the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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