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Routes in Tuna and Chips Wall
|Albacore Man T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Chips Ahoy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Chips and Salsa T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Dolphin Safe T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Fishbreath T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Minnow, The TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Sierra Club Tower TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Tuna Cookies T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Tuna and Chips T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Waterstreak T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Type:||Trad, TR, 230 ft|
|FA:||J. Kessler, '87.|
|Page Views:||1,694 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Dec 27, 2002|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionThis climb is a fun climb, but is a sandbag unless you wander around to find holds. The name implies and fulfills itself in this relatively water-polished line. While in the book as 2 pitches, with a fixed belay above the 'pillar' or just run all the way up in a single 70M pitch.
In the center of the Tuna and Chips wall there is a small tower with a crack/groove on each side. 'Tuna Cookies' is on the left and 'Waterstreak' is on the right. Walk up the right side to a darker, rounded chute and start climbing Waterstreak.
Climb up and past a few bolts- these are a distance apart, and the climbing between a little unobvious and insecure. Best to be on your game on this route. Continue up (getting easier now) eventually reaching the top of the pillar and the groove above it. Belay here at the anchor or continue climbing up the groove as for Tuna Cookies. The relatively easy moves to reach the summit of the right side of the Tuna and Chips Wall will be welcome with the runout.
Belay up top and then to walk off, go back and to the right and scramble down (5.0).
Like Tuna and Chips, this is a fun line and will provide good climbing for a party competent to lead it.