Urban Crag from the current parking area.
Urban Crag is the first large cave on Lone Mountain look for the graffiti letters J M T. 14 routes exist ranging from 5.9-5.12a, sunny east facing with afternoon shade. The routes here are on mainly vertical to steep/slightly overhanging rock. Standout routes include Mud Tiger (5.11b), Dirt Lion (5.12a), Mega Poser (5.12a), Monster Truck Challenge (5.11d) and Twilight of a Poser (5.11a).
From the city park on Jensen just North of the mtn. Follow the trail south of the park to a large cave (ignoring the first smaller alcove you come to).
Weather station 8.3 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Urban Crag
Unnamed 5.10 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NV
: Lone Mountain
: ... : Urban Crag
This was my favorite route at the crag. It has some length and variety. Start out in a section of opposing corners with some stemming, climb left along an intermittent crack for a while, then pull a bulge on sharp holds to head for the anchors. Islands in the Sky rates this 5.10, the older Brock Vegas Limestone book rated it 5.10a, but I felt it was easier than any of the other 5.10 routes at the crag.Please don't TR directly through the open cold shuts, use your own equipment so they don't w...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
By Ron Graham
Dec 25, 2008
It seems like additional routes have been added to the Urban and Suburban Crags since Islands in the Sky was written. Does anyone have any info on them? We climbed what felt like 5.6+ and 5.7 routes for which we have not been able to find any documentation. Both climbs were VERY fun, albeit quite runout in sections outside of each route's crux.
Please share any info that you have.
Thanks ahead for your help!
From: Oakland, CA
May 10, 2011
I also climbed some bolted climbs in what felt like 5.5 - 5.8 range. Would love to see credit for who put them up.
Nov 7, 2011
I believe Leo Henson added quite a few routes to both crags. New topos are available at Desert Rock Sports.