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Whiskey Peak - East  


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Description 

The lower eastern shoulder of Whiskey Peak is composed of the Lazy Buttress and several small faces that are to the left of the big white rockfall scar. There are many good moderate trad climbs in this area.

Several routes here end on or near the large platform called Lovers' Ledge. The easiest descent route crosses to the far side of the brushy gully behind the ledge, then goes up for 50 yards to the standard Whiskey Peak descent gully. This can be followed down and east, eventually wrapping around the base of the wall to the approach trail.

Getting There 

Walk west on the trail from the parking area. At the mouth of the canyon, the trail splits; take the uphill (left) branch directly up to the base of the wall. The trail reaches the rock immediately under Schaeffer's Delight.

Climbing Season

For the Black Velvet Canyon area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Whiskey Peak - East:
Lazy Buttress   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Ballantine Blast   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Schaeffer's Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For Whiskey Peak - East
Crown Royal

Crown Royal 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Whiskey Peak - East
Between the main (Frogland) face of Whiskey Peak and the Lazy Buttress to its left, lies an indistinct rib. Crown Royal goes up the left side of this rib.Pitch 1: Start in a small dihedral and follow mostly easy rock to a belay stance on the left.Pitch 2: Move left into the main corner. Belay on a ledge with a small tree that is halfway up to the roof.Pitch 3: Handjam past one tricky spot (5.8) to the roof. Step right and continue up the easier but wider crack.Pitches 4 & 5: Routefind your wa...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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View from the top of the buttress.
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By Larry Graham
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 22, 2015
Just a head's up to those ending at Lover's ledge. The Handren book, as excellent as it is, does not describe the descent from there. It is important to know that the gully just below is NOT the same descent gully as for other Whiskey Peak descents. You need to scramble UP that gully a ways (as mentioned above in the intro to Whiskey Peak East) to intersect the "Frogland descent gully" which is well marked with cairns and a fairly easy descent down and back around to the north and the base of various climbs. We made the mistake yesterday of going DOWN the gully below the ledge. This was pretty dangerous, with much loose rock. It has been traveled and there is a needed rap station near the end but definitely not the best way to go.
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