Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,180 total · 5/month
Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Jun 1, 2001
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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Description

The Red Pulpit sits slighty to the left of the oak tree that sits near the southeast half of the Balanced Rock Wall. You can identify the route by finding the "pulpit" sticking out the of the rock about 15 feet up. Start out just to the left of the pulpit on a very thin crack (the crux is getting off the ground). Climb up the crack and pass the pulpit on your right. Stand on the pulpit for a rest, then continue up the crack to the top.

Want a lovely variation? After the first crack, keep going staight up; don't go to the pulpit. You have a couple of very nice, balancy 5.8 moves. You'll like it!

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Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
  5.6
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
  5.6
I would not recommend this route to the beginning leader despite the grade. The lower takes a very small cam and then there is little to no good pro until you're on top of the pulpit. From there the route takes great stoppers. Nov 1, 2010
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
 
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
 
Between the crux and the pulpit, where the climbing is easy, a tiny cam and/or a micro-nut provide some pro. Above the pulpit the gear is bomber. Jun 30, 2011
Jeff Christbaum
Muskego, WI
  5.6
Jeff Christbaum   Muskego, WI
  5.6
An easy top-rope climb, but as others have said the pro is limited (at best) below the pulpit. Once standing on the pulpit, beware of our stinging friends in a crack to the right. It was pretty cold when we were there a few weeks back, but they were starting to come out anyway. Apr 30, 2012
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
  5.6
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
  5.6
The crux is getting off the ground, from there the difficulty eases significantly. As noted previously, the gear is a bit suspect until standing on the pulpit. Mar 16, 2015
Jeff VS  
Want a lovely variation? After the first crack, keep going staight up; don't go to the pulpit. You have a couple of very nice, balancy 5.8 moves. You'll like it! Jul 24, 2016