|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Mike Bond, Malcolm Babbitt, Marc Dudas|
|Submitted By:||dnoB ekiM on Nov 19, 2011|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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By Darren in Vegas
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 21, 2011
|I found clipping the second bolt to be very difficult to do without climbing way out to the left and then coming back, where you would be above the bolt and in danger of decking on the ledge before clipping.|
By dnoB ekiM
Nov 21, 2011
Hmm...sorry about that. I didn't really notice it being hard to clip #2 and I ran a few laps on this Saturday and then did it again early Sunday morning. I clipped it at shoulder height off of a big left hand hold (crescent shaped jug). The body position for 1 & 2 is,indeed, left of the bolts, but not far left of them.
Thx for the feedback. I'll look at it again next time I'm out there. I'll reposition that bolt if it is indeed a problem.
11/7/12: After reclimbing this several times and watching 3 others do the same, the second bolt position is perfectly fine.
However, this route was bolted solely for the purpose of allowing for the first ascent, and the first ascent information is posted here solely to document the history of the first ascent. No person should read this posting with the assumption that this route or the fixed gear left behind is safe in any way or otherwise appropriate to allow for safe subsequent ascents. Climbing is dangerous and should only be done with the appropriate training and risk management practices that include providing for the climbers own safety. Attempting to climb this route as described above or by any other means or methods could result in injury or death.