Hot Fudge Thursday
Avg: 2.5 from 36 votes
|Type:||Trad, 650 ft, 6 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||3,946 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Conrad on Mar 2, 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
DescriptionThis route is a fun one. The line is not particulary inspiring, but the climbing is good. I am not sure if the "s" rating is too much, but there did seem to be a runout directly above the first belay.
To locate the route look for a right slanting crack/seam that leaves a ledge near a tree.
P1-(5.8) Follow the crack/seam up and right to a belay. The climbing is really fun and engaging.
P2-(5.9) Climb up towards some weird quarter inch bolts (runout). Step to the right and follow a good crack up to a belay.
P3-(5.8) Climb up apron (bolts) to a crack and steep face.
P4-(5.4) Continue over blocky terrain.
P5-(5.8) Climb up fragile rock (bolts and gear).
P6-(5.8) Make a move around a corner and traverse left and up the ridge.