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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+ E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
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The Schwa 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b NV : Red Rock : ... : The Schwa Area
The Schwa is one of the few members of Red Rock Canyon's exclusive splitter crack club. This club includes the likes of The Fox, Atman, Yin Yang, Red Zinger, and Chrysler Crack amongst a few others.The Schwa itself feels a lot like The Fox. The second pitch of the route starts with hands and just gets bigger as you go.The best way to climb this route is to break it into two pitches. There are a few ways to approach the main crack. The left side is somewhat difficult, whereas the right side i...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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