Smitty's Caterpillar Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThis small formation lies a couple hundred yards uphill and slightly right from Peaches (Children's Crag). It faces east and is distinguishable by a low roof section and a varnished caterpillar feature, 2/3 of the way up the white face.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
Getting ThereApproach as for Soylent Greenjeans. As you get to the mouth of that canyon, you'll notice a massive white, pointy boulder to your right. Hike north, behind the boulder and up the steep hillside. Once you get to a more level area beyond the initial steepness (keeping in mind that you want to be directly above the Children's Crag), you should see the formation you're aiming for. 25 minute approach.
Alternately, you can approach by having first climbed Peaches, Sumo Greatness, etc.
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