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Routes in East Face

Action by Knight T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Aid Crack, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Back in the Saddle T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Black and White Crack T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Blockade Runner T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Boobs, Bikes & Beer T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Diet Delight T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Free Crack, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hugh's Banner T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Jackass Flats T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Of Mice And Men T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

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Trad routes 1-4 pitches long.

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Follow the usual road to Black Velvet, but turn left at the Windy Peak fork. Drive until you find a good turnout beneath the east face and go up the steep hillside.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 21
Jackass Flats
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5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
 16
Blockade Runner
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 49
Diet Delight
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jackass Flats
 21
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Blockade Runner
 16
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13 Trad
Diet Delight
 49
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
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George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
How long is the approach to this crag? The Handren guide I think says 30 minutes. Is that accurate?

Do you start from the same place as for climbs on Windy Peak (S Face)? Apr 15, 2009
John Hegyes
Las Vegas, NV
John Hegyes   Las Vegas, NV
30 minutes is accurate if you're a fast uphill hiker, 45 minutes might be more likely... Park in the same locale as if you're going up to the South Face. Apr 15, 2009
As noted in the Handren guide, rappelling The Lovely Bones makes for a pretty pleasant descent for routes in the vicinity of Diet Delight. Three raps with a single 70m rope; watch the rope ends! The top anchor is a bit hard to find, but we built a cairn on the ledge above that should make it a bit easier. Nov 6, 2016

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