Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Swain, Farrar, Burkey '99
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Mar 19, 2003
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


Carpetbagger is located on the far west side of the Moderate Mecca formation. Traverse the shelf past the obvious dihedrals Chicken Gumbo and Valentine's Day. Keep traverseing the shelf past a huge overhang with a boulder at the base (Scalawag), and you'll see a large open book.

Climb the open book past several miniature overhangs. The climbing is very easy between each little bulge. Look for fixed anchors off to the left, which are hidden until you get near them.

Rap the route, as the anchors are not at the top of the cliff.


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Salt Lake City, Utah
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
Good route only if you're heading over this way to climb the Haj or Route to Mecca. Has a couple loose blocks so use some caution. Nov 22, 2006
smassey   CO
On 1 November 2010, the LVCLC/ASCA replaced the anchor, once a 1.75" rawl with one of Swain's whackjob coldshuts and a half-hanging out drilled angle, with 1/2x3.75" bolts w/ fixe chains. They were moved a bit lower due to, guess what, rock quality concerns. Nov 1, 2010
Edward Pyune
Las Vegas, NV
Edward Pyune   Las Vegas, NV
Maybe a little loose rock, but I thought that this was a pretty fun climb, not sure why it only has 1 star Apr 5, 2014
First Track Jack
Evergreen, CO
First Track Jack   Evergreen, CO
Fun and convoluted 5.6.... Big Boulder help ID start of route..... Mar 1, 2017
William Thiry
Las Vegas
William Thiry   Las Vegas
A fun little route that is good for new trad leaders. Mostly 5.4 climbing with a slightly awkward 5.6 crux down low; protection and rock quality are fair enough. As of this date good anchors are up and left after exiting the book. These anchors can be used to top rope both Mugwump and The Haj. Jan 27, 2018