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Canadian Club 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: FRA Thomas Ribiere, Bill Thiry, Larry DeAngelo
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Jan 1, 2005

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BETA PHOTO: The north side of Whiskey Peak, with Canadian Club...

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


About thirty feet left of Frogland is a small, right-facing corner. Another fifteen feet left is a larger, left-facing corner. Start here and climb up to the left end of the big ledge marking the first belay on Frogland. The second pitch is the same as pitch 2 of Bourbon Street. Pitch 3 goes straight up to the beginning of the good varnished rock, then moves right on easy ledges. Pitch 4 starts with a zigzag to the right, then back into an obvious chimney. Pitch 5 goes up and right on deteriorating rock, ultimately reaching broken third-class rock just west of the Whiskey Peak summit.

Other than possibly as a variation on pitch 1 of Frogland, there is not much reason to do this route. It was stumbled upon via a routefinding error while attempting Bourbon Street, which is a far better route.


Standard rack; maybe a few extras in the finger or thin hand size.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The first pitch of Canadian Club-- one of several ...
The first pitch of Canadian Club-- one of several ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the loose chimney on pitch 4 of Canad...
Looking down the loose chimney on pitch 4 of Canad...

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