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Josiah O'Neal smearing up Frigga (5.7 TR) on the S...
This is the top-rope route immediately right of El Sol
The bottom one-third is almost pure friction climbing on some pretty slick sandstone. It is listed in Stewart Green's Red Rock guidebook as 5.7, but I thought the bottom third of Frigga was definitely tougher than anything on Helios
(5.7+) which is two routes left. It is worth a climb after doing El Sol
This line goes to the farthest right anchors on Solar Slab.
Climb El Sol
, then once on top traverse right 15 feet from El Sol
anchors to set the top-rope on the two Frigga anchors.
I recommend buying Stewart Green's Red Rocks Guidebook at Garden of the God's visitor's center for complete Red Rocks route descriptions/locations.
2-bolt anchor at top, but no protection beneath.
BETA PHOTO: Rich top-ropes Frigga. Photo by Dan F.
Jackie Paik solving the crux move. (Camera angle ...
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Mar 31, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
If climbed straight up, crux move near bottom probably goes at least 5.8. Green's guidebook shows this route in the sketch but describes the start as for El Sol before veering right, which may explain his 5.7 rating.