Healy's Haunted House
Avg: 2.7 from 21 votes
Routes in Angel Food Wall
|Beheaded Burro T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Eigerwand T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Fleeting Boldness T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Foolish Man, Foolish Woman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Gobies for Gumbies T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Group Therapy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Healy's Haunted House T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X|
|Killin' Time T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Lean Lady T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|On the prowl T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Purblind Pillar T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Rebel Within T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sandy Hole T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Stilgar's Wild Ride T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Tele-vision T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Tunnel Vision T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 600 ft, 6 pitches|
|FA:||Bob Healy, Joe Herbst 1974|
|Page Views:||3,753 total, 22/month|
|Shared By:||Woody Stark on Oct 25, 2003|
|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
DescriptionIt begins on a bushy ledge at the base of a large chimney just right and uphill from Group Therapy.
(P1) Climb the chimney until reaching a ledge at about 135'.There will probably be rap slings at this point(5.7+). Belay here and wonder why there are rap slings.
(P2) The next lead is more than just interesting. I was able to place two marginal pieces of pro here to protect myself stemming the chimney to the jam above; one pulled; I doubt the other would have held a fall. A fall here would result in a bounce off the ledge then a plunge into the dark pit below 30'(5.9). On the ledge above the jam, there will again be rap slings. By this time, some parties will be late; some will be freaked out; and some will have lost all faith in the guide .
(P3 through P5) continue up the chimney/crack system to the top max 5.7.
Descent: go southwest to the gully and down. There will be one rap. The problems with this route are known to the climbing rangers at RR. The route description in the guide could be a misprint as per rating, pro difficulty and length; but I doubt it. The second pitch is deadly without a bolt.