Just in Case
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|Type:||Trad, Sport, 50 ft|
|FA:||Donette Swain and Todd Swain, 1994|
|Page Views:||106 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Faust on Sep 6, 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
DescriptionJust in Case is a short, easy climb on the far left side of the Case Face. Climb up to a bolt (5.5 crux), then trend up and left on easy, unprotected face towards a flake. Gear belay at the top of the flake.
Descent:A slightly nerve-wracking downclimb is possible. From the belay, traverse left across a slab (scary) to a corner, then downclimb a slab towards the base of the climb. It also appears that some people rap from a small bush on the slab (also looks a little scary). It is also possible to climb an easy 5th class pitch up and then traverse right under the roof to the bolted anchors atop Head Case and rap from here.
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