Great Red Book
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|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Logerquist, Williamson, 1971|
|Page Views:||58,762 total · 301/month|
|Shared By:||Scott Conner on Feb 1, 2002|
|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 a great route and the site of the rappelling error that led to the fate of renowned Red Rock climber and guide Randal Grandstaff.
The location of this climb is obvious. It more or less climbs the giant left facing dihedral, aka The Great Red Book...
P1 (5.8): Climb up past a few vegetated ledges and work over into the corner proper for about 10-15 ft. When the crack becomes too thin, head back out onto the face and up to the bolted anchor where a memorial for Randall has been scratched into the rock (technically this is a chipped route :)
P2 (5.8 PG): Climb up the face on small edges past 2 bolts and lieback around the OW in the corner. Shoot for the top via the face or chimney.
Descend by heading left and working your way down and back around the wall.