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Rabbit's Arete 
Risky Business 
Sandstone Sandwich 
Short Circuit 
Slot Machine 
Splitting Hares 
This Ain't No Disco 
Too Many Tantrums 
Unknown (Thing 1) 
Walker Spur, The 
Wasp, The 
Welcome to Red Rocks 
When A Stranger Calls 

Bed of Nails 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a PG13

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: B. Bindner and E. Holland, many years ago
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bruce Bindner on May 28, 2009
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This fun chimney is the first wide crack to the right of Cat in the Hat. One pitch takes you up to join CITH to the right of that route's first belay.

The route is well named for an interesting section of calcite crystals on the wall of the chimney.

The route was originally rated 5.7 by the first ascent party. It feels significantly harder than 5.7 if you lack big gear nearby.


While waiting to climb Cat in the Hat, walk right from that route 50 feet to this chimney.

The crux involves chimneying out a bombay slot with what feels like big air below.


The FA party took and used cams to 12 inches as well as two #4 Big Bros.

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By SexPanther aka Kiedis
Dec 23, 2013

Cool to learn who FA'd this and what's on the gear list. I'd always wondered what the story was.