|The Red Light District
This fun route climbs the eye catching arete formed by the end of the main wall of the Red Light District.
Easy climbing for 3 bolts leads to a little boulder problem pulling the obvious small roof. Surmount this and move left to a no hands stance beneath the arete. Catch your breath and then finagle your way up the arete, using nice holds on both sides. No real hard moves, just a little sustained. I would have given the route 3 stars but the no hands stance detracts.
From climbers access 2, follow the trail downstream for 150 yards, passing the shorter routes on the ledge. A tall, clean wall is just to the left. Vapor Lock climbs the arete on the left side of this wall. The start is shared with Autocratic for the People.
Apr 29, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Really great route, one of the best at Fosters as far as I'm concerned. Was in the shade during the morning which is a nice bonus.