Red Rock Route
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BETA PHOTO: Red Rock Route as seen from the South Face summit....
This is a steep route with face climbing on large holds, plus some chimneying. A short 4th class second pitch takes you to the top. Approach the base of the climb from the left, using either the Friction Route or some scrambling on the slabs below the summit block.
Include some medium to large pieces
Climber leading Red Roof Route
|Comments on Red Rock Route
|By Ryan Kelly|
Jun 25, 2008
Can be done in one full pitch (60m rope) if you scramble up to the platform below the chimney to start. You can build an anchor with some small pieces and a red C4 if you wish.
The crux is short, and the climbing is relatively easy after, but calling this 5.1 is several orders of magnitude past a sandbag. The 5.7 assigned in the Vogel guide seems about right.
|By Jace Mullen|
From: Oceanside, Ca
Aug 29, 2011
I don't believe the 5.1 that this was assigned. I agree with Vogel's 5.7
|By The Gray Tradster|
Aug 29, 2011
The 5.1 rating is a holdover from the original Willts guide.
There was a whole different attitude about the difficulty of chimney moves then, (the chimney at the start of Angels Fright was rated 5.0).
Compounding that, nobody ever did this route.