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1st Band 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
2nd Band 3 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Friends and Family Wall 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 9
Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 39.201, -107.236 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Wilder on Jul 6, 2014
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This is the tall, 600', red cliff just north of the town of Redstone. Locals have been putting up hard routes for years, but it's seen a resurgence recently with many new lines and hardware going up. There is now a good variety of climbs, including some moderates and trad lines, but it's mostly harder sport.

There are now nearly 100 routes spread over 5+ bands. It's mostly well-bolted sport climbs, though there are a few good trad lines as well. The rock quality varies from outstanding to terrible.

Each band has its own distinct feel. See the descriptions for each.

The cliff generally faces east, and most routes are in the shade by 1pm in summer.

Getting There

Park in the small dirt pullout on the west side of the road about a mile before town. Go upstream along the road about 100 feet and find a gully and climber's trail that mostly goes straight up it. Expect 15-20 minutes of steep hiking to get to the first band. All bands branch off to the right as you ascend.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Redstein

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Help
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Junior Legonaut
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Semi-Splitter
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Style Man
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Happy Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
By a Thread
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Mantle Mania
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Airball
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Meaty, Beaty, Big, and Bouncy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Great Nuts
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Pocket Puzzle
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 6
The Anvil
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Help Friends and Family Wall
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Junior Legonaut Friends and Family Wall
 6
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Semi-Splitter 2nd Band
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Style Man Friends and Family Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Happy Crack 2nd Band
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
By a Thread Friends and Family Wall
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mantle Mania 2nd Band
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Airball 2nd Band
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Meaty, Beaty, Big, and Bouncy 1st Band
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Great Nuts 2nd Band
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pocket Puzzle 2nd Band
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Anvil 2nd Band
 6
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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Sam Feuerborn
Carbondale
Sam Feuerborn   Carbondale
Mike those lines are in place for locals to solo and for developers putting up new lines. For better or worse it's part of the local ethic, thanks for your patience and understanding. Sep 11, 2016
What an unbelievable terror this place was. If anyone can PM me to get back my gear, thanks a million.

I climbed one route at Friends and Family, and as my partner was going up to the fourth bolt, we got caught in a random rockfall from FAR above. I got a golfball pebble in the head, just beside my helmet, blacked out for a second, and thankfully held her on the wall. We abandoned the climb, and as we were packing up, by the little boulder 25' from the wall, another even bigger pile of rocks came hurtling down across an even larger area. We went diving down the hill amidst zinging missiles and just left our gear on the wall. F*&^ that place. So, again, if any kind soul is wandering up there and wants to help by stripping the gear off the climb, "Help", send me a PM, and if any dumb soul is messing around on the gazillion fixed ropes, trying to 'clean' routes, while others are climbing hundreds of feet below, let's trade places and see how you feel. Jul 3, 2018

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