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|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 4 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Cale Csizmadi on Feb 28, 2002|
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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
DescriptionA great route to get out of the sun. There is a little stream that you can hang out by and jump over to get to the rock in the spring. Your rope will hit the water on the way down if you don't take care. Three raps from the top get you down with two ropes 60m.
P1- 5.5s two good bolts to the anchor on the first pitch
P2- (P1 & P2) can be done as one pitch(170ft). Take the right facing desert varnished dihedral from the bolt anchor (5.7; 60ft), move left to the the belay anchors.
P3- 5.7 from the anchor continue up the great crack system with some stemming to another anchor (75ft)
P4- 5.8 from the anchor break out right onto the curving crack and follow it to the final anchor beneath the giant roof.
Careful on the way down not to get the ropes caught in the crack as you rap.