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Routes in Necromancer Wall
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Dave Hop, Joe and Betsy Herbst, 1975|
|Page Views:||5,396 total, 34/month|
|Shared By:||Orphaned on Dec 31, 2004|
|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
DescriptionThis is route "A" in the picture.
The Hop Route is found on the left side of the wall and starts one of two ways: 1) In the prominent right-facing corner system (5.7+) or 2) in a nice looking hand crack (5.7) fifteen feet to the right of the corner that sort of arches up and left to join the corner. Either way, climb up to the top of the corner where there are some chockstones. You can rap from here off slings (most do), or continue up another couple pitches via cracks. If you do this, descent is supposed to be walk off towards the road.