This route is right of Parade Rest. It has a gently overhanging, tight hands and rattly fingers crux at the beginning. It eases up to some 5.9 near the top. Metolius rap bolts are located to the right of the crack at the top. This is a classic that doesn't see the crowds. It is worth the hike, since you can combine this, Old Dog's New Trick, and Women's Work for a killer Vedauwoo fingers shredding.
(1) #0.5, (3) #0.75, (1) #1 Camalot sizes.
Sooo good, me next, me next.
Rob Phares on Soft Parade, August 2009.
|By Justin Edl|
May 17, 2006
This thing is short (not 50 feet, more like 35), but it is one of the best cracks at Vedauwoo. It's a perfect flared splitter, and a great one for learning how to jam thin flared overhanging cracks. This is a must do on the hard crack tour of Vedauwoo.
Personally I would drop the #1 Camalots, I'm not so sure they will fit. A .5 Friend is useful at the very bottom, then doubles of 1.25 and 1.5 Friends will sew it up.
|By erik rieger|
From: Gold Hill, CO
Oct 3, 2012
Bob said it's called "Soft Parade" because of a discussion with his partner about route names that contain oxymorons—the route in question being "Quiet Riot." Bob said he was convinced "Soft Parade" qualified as an oxymoron, even though his partner disagreed. The name stuck as a jest at his partner for disagreeing with him.