Frogland, Red Rock, NV

Frogland is a classic moderate route in spectacular Black Velvet Canyon. As advertised, it has quality climbing, lots of diversity, and decent exposure. You get thin face climbing, lots of good finger and hand cracks, and even a short chimney that is loads of fun. Belays are pretty good and the down climb is easy by the standards of Red Rock - about 30 minutes of scrambling takes you right back to the base of the route.  With all those features, it's crowded. We climbed it on an OK day in April, and I think there were 4 or 5 parties on it that day.  We got there pretty darn early, but still were second in line, and had to wait a bit for the slightly slower party above us. Highly recommended route if you don't mind sharing it with others.  

Karen heads up the second pitch of Frogland.  An excellent long pitch with a couple of bulges to navigate.  

Karen heads up the second pitch of Frogland.  An excellent long pitch with a couple of bulges to navigate.  

Cruising up the third pitch.  

Cruising up the third pitch.  

A great view of Black Velvet Peak from the summit of Frogland.  

A great view of Black Velvet Peak from the summit of Frogland.