Red Headed Step Child
Your todo list:
Your rating: -none-
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE: [0 people like this page.]
The whole route in view
Starts just behind the center BBQ grill. If you go straight up, it's a good 20-25 feet to a suspect ring (the Dane Bass guide calls them bomber, maybe they were in 2006). Proper bolt about 5 feet beyond that. There were bolts to the left and right at the bottom if you want a less risky start. Forget my protection warning if using these bolts.
Felt fairly insecure basically the whole way up.
Number of bolts vary depending on if you use the bolts at the left or right or go straight up (two fewer bolts on the direct start). Anchor at the top.
Jordan Otto on Red Headed Step Child 5.10
From: Black Hawk, CO
Feb 3, 2016
My most un-favorite route after climbing 4 days at El Potrero Chico. Run out to a joke of a junk old "ring bolt", somewhat suspicious bolt higher up, and some chossy breakable holds. Quality routes to either side. Not worth the trouble.