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|Type:||Trad, 800 ft (242 m), 8 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Joe Herbst and Terry Schultz, 1971|
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|Shared By:||Matt Faust on Oct 31, 2004|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen|
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).
Climb:(P1) Follow an easy crack (the left of two obvious cracks) up a short pitch to a ledge with a bush.
(P2) Continue up the crack into a wide chimney full of loose blocks, belay where possible.
(P3) Continue up and right and find a belay below the left side of the huge roof.
(P4) Traverse right under the roof, belaying in a small corner with huge loose blocks.
(P5) Surmount the roof (5.8) and continue up easier ground for a short distance to belay in a gully.
(P6) Continue into the gully, do some chimney moves, then move right into a water streak. Balancy moves past a bolt lead to easier ground, step left to a bush to belay.
(P7) Step back right into the water streak, and continue up difficult 5.8 moves onto easier ground. Climb a corner to a belay notch.
(P8) A 5th class move leads to 4th class slab and the summit of Windy Peak
Descent:Hike west along the summit ridge and then drop into a gully that leads back south. Depending on your instinct and luck, moderate bushwacking may be in order. Hike down the gully until given a chance to sidehill left. You should end up right at your packs.
There is an entire chapter about this route in Red Rock Odyssey