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|Type:||Trad, 500 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Larry DeAngelo on Dec 31, 2004|
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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
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
DescriptionBetween the main (Frogland) face of Whiskey Peak and the Lazy Buttress to its left, lies an indistinct rib. Crown Royal goes up the left side of this rib.
Pitch 1: Start in a small dihedral and follow mostly easy rock to a belay stance on the left.
Pitch 2: Move left into the main corner. Belay on a ledge with a small tree that is halfway up to the roof.
Pitch 3: Handjam past one tricky spot (5.8) to the roof. Step right and continue up the easier but wider crack.
Pitches 4 & 5: Routefind your way to the top.
Descent: cross south to the main gully and descend as for Frogland.