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Routes in The Case Face

DIC S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Easy Case T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Hard Case T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Head Case T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Just in Case T,S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Space Case T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Territorial Imperative T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Type: Trad, Sport, 50 ft
FA: Donette Swain and Todd Swain, 1994
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Shared By: Matt Faust on Sep 6, 2003
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details


Just 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.


One bolt + Small to medium gear


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Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.5 R
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.5 R
The bolt does protect the first moves by the tree; but the runout is less secure than what you'll expect from a "5.5"; if you slipped you WILL DECK before you get to any sort of crack for protection. Once the crack up high is reached; then pro is no problem. Just be careful getting to that crack. Not worth it IMHO. May 23, 2007
There is another descent alternative: If you have two ropes you can climb up an easy 5th class pitch to a big tree with rap rings and rappel from there. I think that is the least scary descent. Mar 31, 2005