A Nevada Bouldering Overview
About A Nevada Bouldering Overview:
Welcome to the bouldering region for Nevada. After alot of thought and discussion, we have decided to put all of the boulders in this region, since it will allow us to really provide a excellent way to give those coming to Nevada a great place to both find routes and log their sends!
This section is a guide for those unfamiliar with the area.
Please do not add any routes to this area!
Areas of the State: While a good chunk of the developed bouldering in the state is in the Red Rock area, there is also some great areas like Mecca and still more areas waiting to be found. Below is a list of areas and an idea of what they're like. Click the links to find out more about them!
Central Kraft: One of the primary bouldering areas in Red Rock, Central Kraft is the boulder field that sits on the south side of Kraft Mountain in Calico. Classic boulders here include The Potato Chip and The Happy Face.
East Kraft: The other primary bouldering area in Red Rock, East Kraft sits on the east side of Kraft Mountain in Calico. The Classic boulder of the area (and probably the state) is the Monkey Bars Boulder.
Mecca: While not much is known about this area, even after more than a couple years of development, what is known is that it is a huge field of boulders a couple hours north of Las Vegas. Hopefully in the coming years it will become another destination for boulderers.
Northeast Kraft: This area is smaller, but close to East Kraft, so it is worth visiting.
Red Springs While Kraft Mountain usually gets all the attention of boulderers visiting the Calico Basin, Red Springs is well worth a visit because it is not only on the way in, but also has a large number of excellent problems with a two or three minute approach.
Sandstone Quarry: I wonder if we can thank those who used to quarry sandstone here for any of the problems today? Well, at any rate, this area is located in the loop road.
West Kraft: On your way to Central and East Kraft, you'll pass very near West Kraft. Home of the Cube, the easily found chunk of rock, this area is another small one worth a visit.
Willow Springs: Another area in Red Rocks with some good boulders is Willow Springs.
Keyhole Canyon: This area is mostly bouldering, although some sport routes do exist here. Keyhole canyon also hosts an annual bouldering competition.
Mt. Charleston Bouldering: Along with some amazing sport climbing, Mt. Charleston is also home to some really nice limestone bouldering. All of the boulders are located off SR 158 near Robbers Roost.
Las Vegas Boulders: A miscellaneous collection of boulders in the Las Vegas area, this section describes many small areas including Big Sandy, Grandma's House, and Mud Springs.
With the exception of Sandstone Quarry and Willow Springs, all of these areas do not have an entrance fee. The entrance fee for Sandstone and Willow is $5. (Golden Eagle Passes are accepted, National Parks Passes are not.)
Remember that access is some of these areas is sensitive! Be aware of this if you are passing through private land to get to the rock.
This area is still under construction. Please check back soon for updates and more information!
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