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The Schwa Area is an interesting crag that can be found just beyond the Whiskey Peak descent gully. There is a lot of rock here and it is no further away from the Black Velvet Parking Area than any of the other Whiskey Peak routes.
The Schwa Area can be found just left of the Whiskey Peak Descent Gully. It is easily visible from the parking lot. The main Schwa Area pushes right up against the enterance to the Mud Spring Canyon.
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The Schwa 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
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(Beautiful Bastard) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NV : Red Rock : ... : The Schwa Area
The climb is the right facing corner apprx. 20 ft. left of the start of the schwa. this has apparently been climbed by many. The obvious "death block" is actually quite secure at the start, we could not forcibly trundle it. The climb has several, well-protected cruxes at the grade but it is not difficult for the grade, some may say 9. This climb was very likely done and forgotten, we felt it was way too good and a perfect warm-up for the schwa so we are reporting it. the name fits well un...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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