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|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
Begin 10-20 ft to the right of the graduate and make your way up the slab/face to the base of the climb. Begin up the vertical and slightly overhanging face past four bolts. Pull the sugary roof (easy) and traverse left to the anchor at The Graduate. Optionally, you could traverse under the roof with slightly better rock quality.
Mastercam 00 and 0 protects at the base of the climb before the first bolt. After the fourth bolt bring 0.4"-1" for underneath the roof. If you traverse under the roof you would need 3"-4"
By Cunning Linguist
Nov 26, 2013
I replaced all the bolts on this one including the anchor a couple of years ago. Use burly ropes for this one-my 10.5 got cut from the sharp edge on the lip of the overhang, that was the end of my rope. If I was climbing on a trust-funded skinny line, might've had to test out my wings that day! A nice line. Old anchor was in fully hollow rock, wonder how many hundreds of people had belayed and rapped off of them before I had the puckering experience of tapping the area with a hammer and realizing that there's a whole lot of hollow back there....new anchor is in solid rock. Took a while to find it, but it's solid. Thanks to the ASCA for the hardware. You should donate to them, do that.