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|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Matt McMackin, Nanouk Borche, Joe and Betsy Herbst, 10/73|
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|Shared By:||john campbell on Apr 8, 2005|
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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).
The second pitch goes up and right around a small corner, then up a very long easy slab to a good belay ledge. The third pitch moves left to a 5.6 overhang. Easy climbing takes you to the large platform (called Lovers' Ledge) on the crest of the buttress. A 4th pitch is possible up the headwall above, but danger from loose rock minimizes its appeal.
To descend, cross to the far side of the brushy gully behind Lovers' Ledge, then go up for 50 yards to the standard Whiskey Peak descent gully.