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YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Leo Henson, Karin Henson - '93
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Mar 6, 2007

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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 >>>


Start route off boulder and right facing flake. Climb the thin varnished wall to shared anchor.


Second route from right


6 bolts to shared anchors (shares with Stone Hammer II)

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 1, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

be solid at the grade on this one- there's ankle breaking potential if blow the 3rd clip, which is very tenuous.
By RickV85
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 12, 2014
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

John is spot on with his comment about the 3rd clip. Hard to get a clipping stance with small sloping edges for hands and feet. You absolutely cannot blow this clip so be careful. I clipped the bolt and grabbed the draw with no regret. This route could of been bolted better but also isn't really worthwhile anyway.

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