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|Type:||Trad, 600 ft (182 m), 5 pitches|
|FA:||Jorge Urioste, Joanne Urioste, & John Williamson - 1978|
|Page Views:||81,101 total · 356/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Dec 31, 2002 · Updates|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen|
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).
P1: Begin at a rounded buttress just up and left from a deep recess. Climb slabby rock with sparse pro to a narrow alcove with a sandy floor and huecoed wall.
P2 & 3 (link): Climb straight up nice, exposed cracks just right of the major, right-facing corner, and then step back left into the corner at the top, promptly arriving at a cramped belay perch. This pitch is 200' long.
P4: From the belay on the ledge to the left, traverse right 10 feet, follow juggy rock up and into a left-facing corner (or stay on the face). Continue up, being careful not to go too high, and move around to the right to a spacious belay ledge.
P5: Climb up off the belay at a weakness and traverse right again across a slab and up into a dihedral. Continue up this until it ends, then scramble off right and up to the top.
Descent: From the summit scramble off the back of the tower (two short downclimbs may require a spot). From here drop down and right into the Olive Oil Descent Gully (the gully to climber's right of The Rose Tower). Follow this all the way down.