Deep inside Ice Box Canyon in Red Rock National Conservation Area, shear cliffs of Aztec Sandstone - formed from the same Jurassic sand dunes as the Navajo Sandstone of the Colorado Plateau - rise high above the canyon floor. These cliffs provide for many rock climbing opportunities.

Hanging from his fingertips about 200 feet above the canyon floor, this climber stretches to his right in the hope of securing a crack to wedge his foot.

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