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Doobie Dance 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Unknown; 1970s
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Submitted By: John Hegyes on Sep 1, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Romper Room Right

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


This climb goes up the left side of the steep, rectangular patch of black rock in the Romper Room Area. Finger cracks, varnished plates and large jug holds bring you to the top. Well protected. Rappel from a two bolt anchor with one 60m rope. This is a good climb for the beginner leader.


Standard rack

Photos of Doobie Dance Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Doobie Dance.
BETA PHOTO: Leading Doobie Dance.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the anchors on Doobie Dance (5.6)
BETA PHOTO: At the anchors on Doobie Dance (5.6)

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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Apr 7, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a fun lead, more interesting to me than the more popular Romper Room to the right. Don't think I'd call it a good beginner lead, though; some sections didn't seem 5.6-easy to me.

By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Apr 18, 2010

Agreed - not really a good opener for a first 5.6 trad lead. As of 4/17/10 there's a jammed cam about 20 feet up, left very recently it seemed, either same day, or day before.
By T. Gittins
From: bozeman
Jan 25, 2011

Doobie dance was my first trad lead. Near the top I remember threading my largest nut through two holes in a bomber flake!
By ScowHound
Oct 29, 2012

Oct 29, 2012
Did this last Friday; agree with a couple of the previous comments. Some sections seemed a little harder than 5.6ish --- I would not recommend this as a first trad lead.
By Franz N
From: Mass.
Mar 5, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

There is a pretty cool finger crack 2/3 the way up, which could make the climb tougher if you have big hands. Otherwise, lots of foot placements.
By Karla Lipp
From: Boulder
Nov 27, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Good Red Rocks test piece for those who are already solid 5.6 leaders. Long and sustained climbing, takes good gear.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 26, 2015

Did this the other day finally (I can't believe I've never been to this cliff)- super fun climb that protects really well.

I'd definitely recommend this for a newer leader so long as they had a solid selection of gear. One or two 5.6 moves on it and the rest is a cruise.

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