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Lunatic 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Michael Kimm, Summer 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on May 17, 2012

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And steep!!

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

Description 

Start in the bowl 40 feet up under the impressive overhanging wall. Climb through four bolts of amazing, Red River Gorge-style varnish pockets to a shallow body-sized hueco. A stretch and some delicate moves up and right gain the flake on the arete, and six more bolts of sustained, steep jugs finally brings you to the anchor. Pumpy. Once it's fully cleaned up, it will be every inch its four stars.

Protection 

Bolts to chains.


Photos of Lunatic Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian begins Lunatic. 95 feet to go!
Brian begins Lunatic. 95 feet to go!
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike in the middle of Lunatic's crux.
Mike in the middle of Lunatic's crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg through the crux of Lunatic.
Greg through the crux of Lunatic.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lee on a toprope burn of Lunatic. Steep!
Lee on a toprope burn of Lunatic. Steep!
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike four bolts up on Lunatic.
Mike four bolts up on Lunatic.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ocean in the midst of (perhaps) the second ascent ...
Ocean in the midst of (perhaps) the second ascent ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg in the opening pockets of Lunatic.
Greg in the opening pockets of Lunatic.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ocean half way home.
Ocean half way home.
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian on the arete of Lunatic.
Brian on the arete of Lunatic.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ocean at the anchor. Long sport pitch!
Ocean at the anchor. Long sport pitch!
Rock Climbing Photo: by far my favorite route at the Fringe!
by far my favorite route at the Fringe!

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 20, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This line is worth the hike- super fun and mellow start to a very doable crux to an interesting and sustained 50' of climbing. This route is long and fun and not to be missed. Very excited to see it clean up a bit more!
By Austin Boren
From: las vegas Nevada
Oct 14, 2013

This is a classic. Great, sustained climbing. 5.11- at least until the flake half way up breaks off.
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Mar 22, 2014
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

This and the rest of the climbs at this wall are suspect and chossy for the most part. Not my favorite crag. Needs a ton more traffic for cleaning up.

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