Rock Climb The Pig

39.892843,-119.643563 - Search Nearby - Added by Josiah Roe

Easy 5.7 - 5.9 routes with top anchors, seclusion, and only 40 minutes from downtown Reno.

Pig Rock, aka The Pig, as its name suggests, is a pig-looking outcrop of volcanic tuff that has a variety of routes great for training and being introduced to trad climbing. There is no approach to the routes themselves, as you can park right at the base of The Pig.

To get there, take Hwy 445/Pyramid Way north out of Reno for 24 miles, where you will take a left onto a dirt road. There are several dirt roads leading left/north off of Hwy 445, some heading into the incorrect canyon for Pig Rock, so be sure to check Google Maps which does have the correctly named location. 

Once you make it into the canyon and around the first bend, Pig Rock is the big obvious rock on the left.

The drive into the canyon itself is a wash, so during or after a rain it can be impassable. It does not require a 4WD vehicle if you know your limits and how to drive on a sandy road, but that said, 4WD and high clearance always helps.

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Rock Climbing

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking

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