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|Type:||Trad, 800 ft (242 m), 7 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||FRA Jimmy Newberry and Phil Broscovak 2003|
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|Shared By:||phil broscovak on Feb 20, 2004 · Updates|
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HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
The route starts in a small cave with a tree about 15 feet up out of the prominent bushy gully, and ends at the top of Jackrabbit Buttress.
Two pitches of 5.7 chimney, roof and hand cracks leads to a "zebra striped" slab.
A full pitch of up and over left on easy climbing deposits you at a small tree at the base of a nice 5.6 black finger crack that angles up and right. This pitch ends at a chimney beside a large block atop a detached pillar.
Behind this pillar is a large bush in a bomb-bay flaring stem that leads up through a really great, but short crack. Traverse right when you reach the overhanging chimney to reach a nice 5.7 black crack that eventually widens. This pitch ends at a horizontal crack.
Three more low 5th class pitches take you to the very top of Jack Rabbit Buttress.
To descend, walk straight back to the Brownstone Wall and down Juniper Canyon back to the base of the climb. This is not a particularly difficult route, but it was one of the funnest days I have ever spent at Red Rocks. The awesome views of Crimson Chrysalis are reason enough to give this route a go.