Walk to School
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|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Jon Martinet, Randal Grandstaff, Scott Gordon|
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|Shared By:||John Hegyes on May 4, 2005|
|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
DescriptionWalk to School is the crack about 40 feet to the left of The Graduate, the 5.10 corner on the left side of the face. Follow the crack up about 50 feet to a wide horizontal slot, traverse right along this slot, past many loose boulders, about 25 feet until the next vertical crack. Head up this crack 10 feet to the anchor.
The anchor is a natural thread with multiple slings and a couple aluminum rap rings. A rappel with a single 60m gets you to the ground. If you continue right along the horizontal slot another ten feet instead of heading up to the slings, you could make it to the two-bolt anchor on The Graduate. However you'd have to pull an exposed, poorly protected move or two to get there.