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Rockfall in Red Rock @ Eagle Wall?

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Mr. Stevens · · Boulder, CO · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 1,135

Apologies if this has already been posted. Did a search and didn't see anything.

I climbed Levitation 29 on December 28th and there was a TON of debris at the base of the route from what appeared to be rockfall. There was a trail of rock from the base of the wall that stretched for more than 200 feet. All of the plant life in the area was destroyed, and there was a tremendous amount of dust/fine grained sand. The first two pitches of the route were coated in this dust/fine grained sand as well. Most of the scars were to the right of the first 2 pitches, and there appeared to be a very large, fresh scar to the right of the 3rd pitch belay.

The route was in fine shape aside from the fine coat of sand on the first 2 pitches, which required some cleaning of holds. All hardware was intact.

From the top of the 2nd pitch. Large scar to the left of the climbers. Debris trail directly below them.

The (new?) roof to the right of the 3rd pitch belay.
BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

Wow! We did have a pretty good rain on the 23-24th

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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