Avg: 3.5 from 585 votes
|Type:||Sport, 760 ft (230 m), 7 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Mike Clifford and Jorge Urioste 1999|
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|Shared By:||phil broscovak on Mar 9, 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).
An absolutely fabulous route destined for "classic" status. Originally done in seven pitches of excellent steep 5.10 face climbing. The route was later continued a few pitches higher by the late Zack Martin. Zack passed on before I could get any information about his extension, so I will only include the first seven pitches in this description. And hope that somebody will fill in the rest.
The route starts halfway between Ginger Cracks and Power Failure. Find the only big tree in sight and scurry up it till you can reach the 1st bolt.
P1: (130' 5.10) After the tree climb up through a right-facing corner and up left past 10 bolts to a 4-bolt belay.
P2: (120' 5.10) Up and left following 11 bolts to a 2-bolt belay.
P3: (50' 5.10) Climb up to the big ledge via crack and face past 5 bolts. Should be combined with P2 to avoid hanging belay.
P4: (120' 5.10+) Follow bolts through the roof via the right-facing corner, past a rap anchor at 40', then up and right to a 2-bolt belay.
P5: (80' 5.10+) Steep face past bolts to a 2-bolt belay.
P6: (80' 5.10+) Up the steep face to a 2-bolt belay. Stop here if rapping the route, or continue higher to a nice ledge with an anchor.
P7: (150' 5.8) Head up pleasant face climbing to the top.
Rappel straight down into the bowl (new rap anchor near the lip). Scramble to the bottom of the bowl, stay between the bushes and the wall to get to the water streak rappels.
4 raps with a single 70m rope.