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Routes in Yin and Yang Cliff

Atman T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Barely Nut-in T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Bigwank T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Boxing Day T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Budda's Corner T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Miniwanka T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shortwank T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sport Wanker Extraordinaire T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Yin and Yang T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Zoroaster T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
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Type: Trad, 40 ft
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Shared By: AJ on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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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


The nice vertical handcrack on the right side of the crag. A classic shorty.


Robert Shortt
San Francisco, California
Robert Shortt   San Francisco, California
A quite pumpy 30' of hands. Crux for me was the topout. Nov 7, 2017
Michael T Young
Seattle, WA
Michael T Young   Seattle, WA
#1s are thin hands for me but not ultra thin hands and this felt hard for 10a.

If you have large hands a third #1 might be welcome. The crack stays #1s farther than you might think. There's a low pod that could take a #2 but it's a bit finicky. Apr 25, 2017
Bradley Gorsline
Pasadena, California
Bradley Gorsline   Pasadena, California
There's also a secret bonus climb on this crack if you do it European style with no jams. It's a pretty fun layback, but definitely a fair bit harder than the standard climb, probably in the 5.11 range. Apr 17, 2017
No bolts on top; A #3 and a #4 Camelot can be an anchor for lowering (you could probably use some smaller cams up there too). Very easy walk-off. Oct 27, 2015
Can anyone tell me if this route has anchor bolts on top? Or how does one setup an anchor and lower and clean the gears afterwards? Oct 26, 2015
Austin Sobotka
Tucson, AZ
Austin Sobotka   Tucson, AZ
Really fun little route. Tight hands to perfect hands to wide hands/perfect hands further back. #3 isn't necessary, although can be used for an anchor if you run out of #2s (which you will need two of at most). Mar 21, 2015
ccmski body
Seattle, WA
ccmski body   Seattle, WA
Blue Camelot (#3) is definitely not mandatory. I high Gold Camelot (#2) would keep you off the ground unless your belayer was updating his/her Facebook and wasn't paying attention. Nov 4, 2014
After topping out...
James: dude, how was it?
Double D: I think I'm going to barf..
James: bhahahaha, I know the feeling!
Double D: baaarrfffff....!!! Apr 16, 2014
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
I would say the #3 is mandatory, as if you blew the top out and the last piece was a #2, you'd more than likely hit the ground- the route is only 30' tall. Sep 23, 2013
BD Camalots..Two #1, two or three #2 and an optional #3 to protect the mantel. Sep 23, 2013
Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
This is a surprisingly tight hand crack. Mostly #1 camalots (or 2.5 friends) for the first half, then widens dramatically from there. Mar 24, 2011