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Routes in Ragged Edges Area

Aikido Gun Boy T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Bodiddly T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Chicken Eruptus T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Crooked Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dense Dunce T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Diplomatic Immunity T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Dumptruck T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Footloose T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Getting Too Old for This S--t T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Go Ahead and Jump T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Go Ahead, Ok? T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Kemosabe T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lethal Weapon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Midheight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Midnight T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Nightman Cometh, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ok Ok Ok T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Plan F T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Plan F - first pitch (5.9) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ragged Edges T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Revoked T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Sheep Trail T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Theme Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tonto T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

Description

The Ragged Edges cliff is the most obvious varnished face with a crack, which is Ragged Edges, running straight up the middle of it. The routes on this wall range from 5.5 to 5.11b. Most of the routes are either all trad or mixed with just a few bolts.

Ragged Edges-5.8 is the main attraction on this wall and most people who have climbed at Red Rock Canyon NCA have a tale or two about it.

[Reprinted with permission from Jed Botsford, Climbing Ranger - RRCNCA].

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

The Ragged Edges Area is one half mile up the Willow Springs road on the left.

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Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
Sorry Saxfiend, I'm with John and Killis. The grades seem pretty right on here and, generally speaking, soft elsewhere in Red Rock though not all places. May 17, 2013
He means that Joe Herbst, Mark Moore, Jon Martinet, Matt McMackin, Nick Nordblom, Randall Grandstaff, Jeff Lansing, John Landaker, Jim Whitesell, Richard Harrison, Wendell Broussard, Paul Van Betten, John Bachar, and Sal Mamusia don't get the whole Yosemite Decimal System.

I don't think anyone really understands the Yosemite Decimal System, so maybe ol' Sax is onto something here. Though getting spanked at the Springs is a pretty unusual thing. He must've trusted the wrong description of Aikido Gun Boy or something. May 17, 2013
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
That's an interesting comment, as I have always considered many of the climbs here pretty benchmark at their grades. May 16, 2013
Weston L
Summerlin, NV
Weston L   Summerlin, NV
In what sense do you mean that, saxfiend? May 16, 2013
saxfiend
Decatur, GA
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
Based on recent experience, this area was apparently developed by someone with a limited understanding of the Yosemite decimal system. May 12, 2013
Tyson Anderson
SLC, UT
Tyson Anderson   SLC, UT
Exact crag location:
N 36.15762, W -115.49789

maps.google.com/maps?f=q&so… May 15, 2009

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