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|Type:||Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Josh Thompson, Larry DeAngelo|
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|Shared By:||Larry DeAngelo on Dec 31, 2004|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen|
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).
Pitch 1: Start below and right of the upper facet in a dihedral with a delicately balanced pillar (5.7).
Pitch 2: Class 3 and 4 climbing leads past a few bushes to a belay spot beneath the obvious roof.
Pitch 3: Climb past the overhang to easier rock in the jam crack above. (5.9)
Pitch 4: Continue up the crack and through a steep but easy v-slot splitting the top of the pillar.
Pitch 5: Move slightly left and follow the crest of the buttress as it levels off.
Descent: Downlead a short pitch to the right (western side of buttress). Then scramble down the brushy gully all the way to the base. There are a few moments of interesting class 3 along the way. The easiest line appears to trend toward the left (western) side of the gully.