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Lancaster Levels Luxor 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: George Reid, Todd & Donette Swain, Oct. 1994.
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Submitted By: Randy Carmichael on Oct 24, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Dickies Cliff & Gnat Man Crag looking SW

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


A bulge crux leads to pumpy terrain.

This classic crack is on the right side of Dickies Cliff. Head up easy terrain to a steep crack with an initial roof. Throw in some pro and some jams to negotiate the roof. Above the roof you will find a steep crack with good pro, good jams, and good edges. Near the top the climbing eases off. I think this climb is about 80 feet high.

Descent: Head right / west and 4th class down the gullies on the right side of the cliff. The third narrow gully on climbers right seemed easiest, but be careful.


Standard rack to #4 Camalot. A #4 is perfect for protecting the roof. Use medium cams for the anchor (no bolt anchor).

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the bulge Photo Taken by Gigi
Pulling the bulge Photo Taken by Gigi
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Me Photo Taken by Gigi
Rock Climbing Photo: aaron up on LLL
aaron up on LLL
Rock Climbing Photo: lancaster levels luxor
lancaster levels luxor
Rock Climbing Photo: Me Photo Taken by Gigi
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By Frank Mackelstonsonthstein
Jun 22, 2005

What does this route name mean?
By Larry DeAngelo
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 23, 2005

I imagine the route name was inspired by a nearby route called "Stukas Over Disneyland." The Stuka was a German dive-bomber in World War II, so this presents a rather bizarre image for "the happiest place on earth." The Lancaster was a British bomber of the period that would presumably wreak similar havoc in an attack on the Luxor (the pyramidal resort hotel on the Strip).
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 25, 2005
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a really good route, probably the best moderate on the two cliffs (Dickies and Gnat Man)- great jams througha bulge and then fun climbing to the top.

Take a standard rack- but do not forget a 4" cam, or you'll hose yourself using a smaller one at the crux.

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