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Almost but not Quite 
Cling Free 
Drug Sniffing Pot-Bellied Pig 
False Alarm 
Geometric Progression 
How Do You Like them Pineapples? 
Long Walk Off Of a Short Pier 
Pier Pressure 
Poco Owes Me a Concert 
Seventh Hour 
Thirsty Quail 
Under the Boardwalk 

The Pier 

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Climbing Geometric Progression at the Pier.


Shady and sheltered, the Pier makes a decent one-time destination if you are trying to escape either the sun or the wind. It seems lightly traveled and lacks the ogling crowds of the crags near the first two pull-outs. The stone is attractive and solid. The routes are mostly difficult (5.11 and up) and range from 10 to 25 meters in height.

Getting There 

From the Sandstone Quarry parking lot, head back out on the street a few meters, walking less than a minute back towards the second pullout- a trail will depart from the road and take you towards the main red rock enscarpement. follow this for a few hundred meters at most, where-upon a long 'pier' or 'dock' or rock will become apparent at ground level. This is the crag. All climbs are approached via the downward sloping trail at the left side of this long rock formation.

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Pier:
Long Walk Off Of a Short Pier   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Under the Boardwalk   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Basement   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cling Free   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Pier Pressure   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Thirsty Quail   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Geometric Progression   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Almost but not Quite   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Poco Owes Me a Concert   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For The Pier
Half-way through the route on an 'almost but not quite' onsight attempt—fell right at the chains from the last hold.  Apt name!

Almost but not Quite 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  NV : Red Rock : ... : The Pier
A great climb. 11b/c moves to the same rest as the Pier Pressure (although tall climbers seem to have trouble getting a rest here. Then a very hard throw for a small crimp at the top and to top it off a hard clip at the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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