Chips and Salsa
5.3 YDS 3+ French 10 Ewbanks III UIAA 9 ZA VD 3a British
Avg: 2.1 from 120 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Jim McGuire on Jun 18, 2004 · Updates|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Luke EF, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc|
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HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
What can I say? At 5.3 most will think this trivial and in fact it is well suited for a solo, date climb or neophyte first lead. But as 5.3 routes go, it really is a pretty nice climb.
Locate the prominent cleft that that bisects the Tuna and Chips Wall. Tuna & Chips goes up the left side of the wall and Tuna Cookies the right. Chips and Salsa starts behind a large block at the bottom of the cleft at a low angle crack. Waterstreak goes up the obvious polished feature to the right. Face climb up the nicely featured rock along the crack to a belay where it opens into a wide chimney. There are two bolts and a drilled angle piton for an anchor, and then two more bolts and chains for Waterstreak, a little to the right. For P2, wander up easier - and certainly less exposed - climbing in the chimney to the top. This is mostly scrambling and not much actual chimney technique is necessary. Descend to the climbers right and down a gully.