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Adoption S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Burros Don't Gamble S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Burros Might Fly S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Foe S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Friend S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Heavy Hitter, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hips Don't Lie (aka Punch Drunk) S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Idiot Parade (aka Need to Rest) S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
M & M S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Michael Angelo S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nightmare on Crude Street S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Psychobilly S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
She's Deadly S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Shull, Hewitt '94
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Feb 20, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

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Burros Don't Gamble is the second route on the right (lower level) of the Black Corridor. It has a tree just to the right of the route if I remember correctly. Climb through cool huecos clipping 7 or 8 bolts, passing the crux down low. Rap from a fixed anchor.

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Quickdraws, fixed anchors at the top.
Blitzo
 
Blitzo  
 
A fun route. Nice rock. Sep 23, 2006
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
  5.10c
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
  5.10c
i thought the start of this route was poorly bolted- the first bolt should be quite a ways left of where it is now and a few inches higher, which would eliminate the groundfall potential and the difficult clip.

that said, its an amazing route well worth doing if you're solid at the grade. Mar 7, 2009
NickinCO
colorado
  5.10c
NickinCO   colorado
  5.10c
I agree about the bad bolting comment, especially withe the crux down low. If your solid at the grade its a super fun route though. Jan 31, 2011
Tradiban
  5.10b
Tradiban  
  5.10b
Fun at the bottom, a little lame at the top. I didn't notice a bolting issue, seemed fine to me. Mar 16, 2011
Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
  5.10c
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
  5.10c
I felt like I had to be 7' tall to climb this route comfortably. A lot of these moves seemed just out of reach. I like longer moves and everything but this one just seemed funky. A good route though with really great holds. Sep 28, 2011
farkas.time
Albuquerque, NM
  5.10c
farkas.time   Albuquerque, NM
  5.10c
Fun crux after 1st bolt, so a bit spooky, but safe. Climbing eases up considerably (5.8) by 4th bolt. Apr 5, 2012
Maxm
 
Maxm  
 
Crux is stretchy V3ish move for shorter folks, but seamed protected enough by the first bolt. The rest of the climb did not feel height dependent. Apr 11, 2012
John Dubya
  5.10c/d
John Dubya  
  5.10c/d
Someone please move that first bolt...and the second and third for that matter...otherwise fun and strenuous for the grade. Nov 10, 2012
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
  5.10c
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
  5.10c
For those climbing this route- the bottom links on the chains are mostly worn through and should not be used. Best to use the second or third links up for now. Apr 27, 2013
Daniel Nelson
Jackson, WY
 
Daniel Nelson   Jackson, WY
 
Great route. Layback/undercling crux looks more intimidating than it is. Fun, easier climbing above. May 26, 2014
mbv Br
 
mbv Br  
 
The 1st link on both chains attached to the bolt plates are more than 75% worn through and should not be used. I moved the quicklinks from the end of the chains to the bolt plate. Thechains need to be removed/replaced. The bolt plates and bolts themselves looked to be ok.

Does anyone know of a direct way to report bad fixed gear on mp? (Other than a route comment)

Great route! Nov 29, 2016
12/14/2016 ....The Southen Neveda Climbers Coalition with support from ASCA preformed some route maintenance on Burros Don't Gamble. The bad chain links were removed in addition to adding new quicklinks. Dec 14, 2016
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  5.10c
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  5.10c
Great route with a bit of everything. Apr 18, 2017
Ari G
  5.10c
Ari G  
  5.10c
Very fun route, good bolting. The crux is between 2nd and 3rd bolts. But the 2nd bolt is spinning, making this a bit spooky. Thanks to all who maintain these routes. Jan 2, 2018
Bryan Bornholdt
Las Vegas, NV
Bryan Bornholdt   Las Vegas, NV
The large flake at the start recently broke off making the opening sequence a bit harder. This will be more reach dependent than before. Mar 29, 2018

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