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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, 70 ft
FA: Randy Marsh and Pauline Schroeder, 1983
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Shared By: Matt Faust on Nov 3, 2004
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


This route is located about 10 feet right of the left side of the Case Face. Climb a steep section past a bolt (5.7 crux) into a crux. Continue up easier ground following this left-trending crack. Belay at the top of the crack wherever possible. This is a fun, easy trad lead.

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


Ben Townsend  
Seemed stiff for 5.7; possibly a hold broke? Currently there's a rap anchor consisting of several tied-off chickenheads, common to this route and Just in Case. Easily backed up with stoppers up and right. Nov 10, 2014
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
If heading right for the bolts there's a decent sling around a horn just before pulling the overlap - helped my head a lot - it's a looong runout! Feb 2, 2008
Salt Lake City, Utah
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
Decent route with crux down low right after clipping the one bolt; once you get into the crack its super mellow and plenty of gear places. Note; IF traversing to Head Case anchors it is a ways with sporadic gear; you can also just finish up the crack toward a tree/shrub with some rappel slings. Have fun! May 23, 2007