Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: T. Swain, K Cambell, 12/98
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Shared By: Tony B on Dec 31, 2002
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

The Swain Book calls this 'one of the better routes at the crag.' As it were, it might be one of the few deserving of 2 stars. This climb is nice, and is fun, but is not a standout at Red Rocks.

Starting from the left end of Moderate Mecca's Left side, find the obvious roof crack of Scalawag, then facing the cliff, look to the right to the large arĂȘte split by cracks. Large splotches of white calcite pepper the area. Climb a left-leaning crack up to a crack system that has a tricky move or two, then upward and onward to a fixed anchor above.

Rap back to the junky, but adequate ledge system from the anchor up top.

Protection

A light rack from .5-4".

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Doug Foust
Henderson, Nevada
 
Doug Foust   Henderson, Nevada
 
fun route Jan 9, 2011
Nathan Scherneck
Portland, OR
  5.9+
Nathan Scherneck   Portland, OR
  5.9+
Really enjoyable route. Not sure why it gets no stars in the Jerry Handren book. Bouldery with good jamming. No need for the 4" cam. Feb 4, 2011
Carl Schaefer
Boulder, CO
  5.9
Carl Schaefer   Boulder, CO
  5.9
I thought the #4 was useful right off the ground, but otherwise used up to a #2 Oct 20, 2018