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Carrie Fissure 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: 46and2 on Apr 11, 2007

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Starting the climb right under the small roof (cru...

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


Another route with a crux at the start but this route is pretty fun too! Make sure you get good gear in before the roof moves into the thin crack. There is some slight run-out on the face above but just look for some good horizontal placements. Good Route!!


This fun route is about 20 feet to the right of "Aliens Have Landed" at a right-facing corner under a small overhand. Pull the overhand and follow this crack and face to the top and use standard walk off descent!


Trad rack with an emphasis on some THIN gear; especially some brass nuts and lowe balls. There is NO fixed gear so take some large cams for the anchor on top. There are some fragile holds so use caution and climb soft!

Photos of Carrie Fissure Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheri always makes crux's look easy (sheesh)!
Sheri always makes crux's look easy (sheesh)!
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving through the crux; FUN moves!
Moving through the crux; FUN moves!
Rock Climbing Photo: G-ROD moving through the CRUX
G-ROD moving through the CRUX
Rock Climbing Photo: Through the thin crack and coming up to the slight...
Through the thin crack and coming up to the slight...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great Day!!
Great Day!!

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By Nick Hamill
May 15, 2011

Nice climb. The gear was a bit on the small side at times, but it didn't strike me as especially thin. I don't own any lowe balls and didn't put in anything smaller than a #4 bd nut.
Anchored by slinging two stout chickenheads and putting in one piece (can't remember 100%, pink tricam maybe)
By Sean Stoops
From: Henderson, NV
Oct 7, 2014

Protected this fine without anything too tiny. Single set of cams from 0.1-2 I think. Also slung some chicken heads on the way up. Built the anchor up top just like Nick, by slinging two fat chicken heads. Walk off back then left down the gully.

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