Type: Trad, 600 ft (182 m), 5 pitches
FA: Jorge Urioste, Joanne Urioste, & John Williamson - 1978
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Dec 31, 2002 · Updates
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


A 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 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.


Standard Rack.