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La Madre Peak - El Padre - La Madre West - The Sentinel - Lake Mead Buttress - Turtlehead

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About La Madre Peak - El Padre - La Madre West - The Sentinel - Lake Mead Buttress - Turtlehead:

La Madre peak in the "La Madre Range" directly north and above Sandstone Quarry in Red Rock Canyon. The first route up the south face of La Madre was established in November of 1999 by Andrew Fulton and Dan Briley. The route is 1,000' of varying quality limestone and is 5.9, No bolts were placed! We approached from the parking lot in Brownstone Canyon. In November of 2008 the 2nd route was established on the south face of La Madre by Andrew Fulton and Steve Enger. The route is 1,000' of good limestone and is 5.9. No bolts were placed! We approached from the parking lot in Brownstone Canyon. In November of 1998 Andrew Fulton and Chris Silberman did the 1st Ascent of the S.E. Buttress of El Padre. El Padre is the massive limestone formation immediately to the west of La Madre. We approached the formation from White Rock Springs, shoul've approached from Sandstone Quarry. First day we hiked up to the base and established our camp and scoped our route. The next day we did the route up the left center of the buttress. The climb was 1,300' and solid 5.9R. The lower buttress was solid limestone while the upper rib was very fractured rock. No bolts were placed! We topped out and descended the saddle between La Madre and El Padre which took us back to our camp, then the next day we headed back down. On January 1st 2009 Andrew Fulton and Steve Enger climbed the 800' lower buttress that is directly in the center of El Padre. The climbing was excellent as was the rock quality. We rated the route 5.9. We approached the formation from the parking lot in Brownstone Canyon. No bolts were placed! In October of 1997 Andrew Fulton and Dan Briley did the 1st Ascent of the Halidon Spur on La Madre west. This is the massive limestone formation that rises directly above White Rock Springs in Red Rock Canyon. Our route climbed the obvious spur up the middle of the face. The route has a very alpine feel to it and is very long, well over 2,000'. We rated the route 5.8 and the rock quality was excellent on the lower part of the spur and gradually deteriorated the higher we climbed which is typical on the high peaks in the La Madre Range. No bolts were placed! In December 1997 Andrew Fulton and "Air Force Joe Wilson" climbed the obvious 700' limestone buttress above Willow Springs in Red Rock Canyon. We punched a line right up the center. We rated the route 5.9 and the rock quality was decent. We named the formation "The Sentinel". No bolts were placed! Directly above Summerlin at the far west end of Lake Mead Blvd sits a huge 800' limestone buttress. Andrew Fulton and Dan Briley established the first route on the Lake Mead Buttress in March of 1997 directly up the prow. We rated the route 5.10, and the rock quality was excellent. No bolts were placed. In October of 1997 Andrew Fulton and Dan Briley established the second route on the Lake Mead Buttress, this time on the S.W. Face. We rated this route 5.9, the rock quality varied from solid to very fractured. No bolts were placed! Everyone knows of the obvious limestone thrust above Sandstone Quarry known as Turtlehead. In October of 1996 Andrew Fulton and Guy Pinjuv established the first proper route on the prow. We scrambled up a ledge system on the S.E. face which we followed out to the very edge of the prow. We then climbed two excellent pitches up the prow to the summit. The rock quality was excellent and we rated the route 5.8. No bolts were placed!
Nearest town or city: LAS VEGAS
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Access Issues: Parking at Brownstone Canyon can be a bit tricky as you have to find your way out there through Summerlin
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When to Climb: Autumn Spring Winter
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