|Yin and Yang Cliff
The left wall has this curvy thin hands crack. Take some thin gear for the last moves. Like its neighbor, a sweet miniature route.
|By John Wilder|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 20, 2006
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
i'm not entirely sure why this route is listed as .10d in the guide- its an .11a at least.
sure, its short, but an .11 move is still an .11 move!
From: city, state
Mar 4, 2007
Waaaaaaaay out of character to call this 10d...especially in Red Rocks. I was told it was 11c and didn't argue after I had climbed it?
So call it 5.11 and have a great time on it, fun route!
|By andy patterson|
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 6, 2007
Allow me to add my voice to the grade-discrepancy racket: I know grades can be flexible, but 5.10d sounds like a sandbag to me. To be sure, the line doesn't stretch for a full rope-length, but I thought it packed a punch despite its short stature.
|By Jon O'Brien|
Apr 22, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c
It's soooo good! I can totally see 10D if you have small hands the crescent would go easier. I don't have small hands. LOL One way or another, it's got sick climbing from the ground till the top-out!
|By Jon Richard|
From: St. Louis, Missouri
Feb 26, 2010
I'd say 10d is fair for small hands... this thing is great! Wish it was longer.
|By SexPanther aka Kiedis|
Oct 31, 2011
For perspective, it's more common to see flashes of Y+Y than Atman, from the dozen times I've been at the cliff. Atman goes from .75 to upper #3s, and usually somewhere in there people will find a size that is pretty tough for them.
For experienced crack climbers, neither is a tough send, Atman is burlier, you get in up to the shoulder, Y+Y feels more exposed and face-y, so strong sport climbers tend to have little trouble, less jams also.
It's a great climb, get at it+worry about the grade later if ya got that kinda time..
|By Rob Fielding|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 26, 2012
For a rack I brought single to 3" with extra double 1." The three 1" c4's are perfect to move fast.
|By matt carpenter|
From: Las Vegas
Feb 28, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
Pumpy... yes. 5.11... no. Thought this was easier than Rubicon (in Jtree) and that is rated 10c.
Feb 19, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
Rubicon, O'Kellys, Papaya Crack, Heart of Darkness, clean and jerk, bearded cabbage... maybe I've been climbing at Josh too much. 10D is soft :)
Mar 17, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
Traversing was bouldery and fun. Short and sweet!
|By Phil Esra|
Apr 4, 2013
Slightly harder than Rubicon and Heart of Darkness. Pumpier. More fun than Indian Creek, if in a less pretty setting.