Avg: 3.2 from 534 votes
|Type:||Trad, 600 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||Jorge Urioste, Joanne Urioste, & John Williamson - 1978|
|Page Views:||56,405 total · 308/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Dec 31, 2002|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
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, easy romp with 5 quality, consistent pitches. Start well around the left side of Rose Tower, up a gully of sorts at the base of a big corner/ramp.
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 and then step back left into the corner and then up and left to a cramped belay perch. This pitch is 200' long.
P4: From the belay on the ledge to the left, traverse right 5 meters, follow line up and into left-facing corner (or stay on the face). Continue up and belay on a big ledge around the corner to your right.
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.