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Site Landlord
Oct 2, 2009
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
Any suggestions for shady cragging (sport or trad) at RR? Besides the Black Corridor....

Thanks
Andy
Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Oct 2, 2009
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Andy,

There are a lot of good options. I would highly recommend:

At 2nd Pullout:
Sweet Pain Wall
Stone Wall

Great .10s & .11s at both cliffs

At Sandstone Quarry:
The Pier mostly harder/shorter .11s & .12s
Sonic Youth Cliff not super good routes, but very shady & secluded.
The Wake-Up Wall I've never climbed here but it looks like a good option
The Mass Production Wall Great moderates & very shady & secluded.

That's all I got, I;m sure there are others.


I'm usre there are many other crags as well
Monomaniac
From Morrison, CO
Joined Oct 26, 2006
16,864 points
Oct 2, 2009
Eichorns Pinnacle
I just did Epinephrine the first weekend of September. We were in the shade the whole day. Hiding from it in the chimneys pitches until noon, when the sun went over the hill. Rest of the climb was shaded, but it is still hot as can be though ~100. Bring lots of water wherever you go, shade or not.

I guess Epinephrine isn't considered cragging though...
Richard Shore
Joined Aug 17, 2009
4,290 points
Oct 2, 2009
South of Windy Peak
My list is skewed toward the trad routes in the canyons. We just had the hottest September on record in Las Vegas, but finally the heat wave has broken. The sun is lower in the sky now and a lot of marginal areas are quite shady now. Come November, it will be time to seek out the sun.

Shady areas:
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Black Velvet Canyon
-Whiskey Peak
-BV Wall

First Creek Canyon
-Lotta Balls Wall
-Hot Flash area

Juniper Canyon
-Crimson Chrysalis area
-Rose Tower

Pine Creek
-Mescalito: Y2K, Next Century
-Dark Shadows area

Icebox Canyon
-Necromancer Wall
-Frigid Air Buttress
-Refrigerator Wall
-Sunnyside Crags

Willow Springs
-Hidden Falls Wall
-Ragged Edges Cliff
-Graduate Cliff
-Sumo Greatness Crag

White Rock
-Angel Food Wall

Andy, what ratings and lengths are you looking for? For true cragging, I'd recommend Icebox and Willow Springs for single pitch, short approach type stuff.
John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 2, 2002
4,285 points
Oct 2, 2009
Eiger summit
Andy Laakmann wrote:
Any suggestions for shady cragging (sport or trad) at RR? Besides the Black Corridor.... Thanks Andy


Icebox Canyon.
Brian
From North Kingstown, RI
Joined Sep 27, 2001
644 points
Site Landlord
Oct 2, 2009
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
5.9 to 5.11b/c trad or sport. Wild card is my recently rebroken foot. Not sure about foot jamming, which is why we switched our climbing trip from Yosemite to RR.

We're in Vegas from today to Oct 18th... staying in Summerlin. Beer night? We have kids in tow, but grandparent coverage some of the time.

Andy
Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,411 points
Oct 2, 2009
South of Windy Peak
Was thinking about a beer night on Oct 14? John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 2, 2002
4,285 points
Site Landlord
Oct 2, 2009
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
That night will work... the closer to Summerlin the better for us... obviously ;) Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,411 points
Site Landlord
Oct 2, 2009
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
And great suggestions so far everyone.... thanks! Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,411 points
Oct 2, 2009
Nearing the end of Thank God Ledge.
Winter Heat is an awesome and shady wall. Three really classic traditional routes to do. Couldn't Be Schmooter 5.9+, Hi Class Ho 5.10a, and Winter Heat 5.11b. There some other bolted routes nearby. Really pretty setting too. Also try Refrigerator Wall. Do Greased Lightening an awesome 5.10b/c trad pitch and Breakaway which is 10d bolts. Jeff G.
From Fort Collins
Joined Feb 26, 2006
1,040 points
Oct 2, 2009
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Nobody seems to have mentioned The Peir, which is completely shaded inteh afternoon, if memory serves.

If you go to the Icebox Canyon, give this one a try:
mountainproject.com/v/nevada/r...

I'ts right by Cold September Corner...
And nobody else seems to have done it yet.
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,503 points
Oct 3, 2009
The top!!
Beer??? George Wilson
From Las Vegas
Joined May 10, 2006
639 points
Site Landlord
Oct 6, 2009
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
Yes, we need a beer night next week!

And... 80 degrees in Las Vegas and we're freezing our asses off in the shade. There's a cold wind in them there canyons ;)
Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,411 points
Oct 6, 2009
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
John Hegyes wrote:
Was thinking about a beer night on Oct 14?


14th might work for me. Venues?
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
10,997 points
Site Landlord
Oct 6, 2009
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
We're still good for the 14th. Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,411 points
Oct 7, 2009
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Andy Laakmann wrote:
We're still good for the 14th.


Well, in lieu of a local making a better recommendation, how 'bout BJ's?

What time does it get dark these days?

Glad to hear you got your rack back. Man, I'm bettin' your goin' to need a beer night!

Cheers,
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
10,997 points
May 17, 2013
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I think you'd be pretty bummed if you were looking for shade and went to the Sunnyside crag. That think is fully in the sun this time of year. I don't know if it looses it in the evening but it certainly has it from the morning until the early afternoon. Nate Farr
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Feb 25, 2008
28 points
May 17, 2013
South of Windy Peak
Andy was asking for shady route suggestions for an early-October trip. Sunnyside gets shade in the fall and spring. That was why I said:
John Hegyes wrote:
The sun is lower in the sky now and a lot of marginal areas are quite shady now.

It's fun to see this 4 year old thread resurrected though. That was probably the biggest Mountain Project beer night in Las Vegas.
John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 2, 2002
4,285 points


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