Type: Sport, 170 ft
FA: Jon Martinet, Nick Nordblom
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Shared By: John Wilder on Jun 5, 2005
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


This is the last bolted line on the right hand side of the wall. It starts about 50'-60' to the left of a large, left facing dihedral on black varnish plates.

Head up the face, following the bolts through a fun slab section up to a steep headwall. From there, head straight up again to a ledge with two bolts.

This is probably the best protected route on the wall, and also one of the best- classic movement on good rock for 170+ feet!

You need two ropes to rappel this route.


9 bolts.


Salt Lake City, Utah
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
As good as any of the routes on this wall, especially for it's super long length and mellow grade. Great cruiser and not as hard as Ultraman and Speed Racer for sure. Have fun just watch the older bolts a bit. Jan 3, 2007
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
On Feb 3rd, 2010, the ASCA replaced 9 protection bolts on this route and the anchor (2 bolts). All bolts were 1/2" x 3.5" 5-piece. Feb 3, 2010
A nice tip on this route is that you don't need a second rope to rappel it if you use a 70 and a bit of creativity. From the top anchor head down and climber's left into a small corner, rap past a small roof to the anchors of Rodan, which are glue ins with beefy hardware courtesy of the ASCA. A single rap from the Rodan anchor gets you to the ground.

I can't honestly say that Science Patrol is a really great climb, but it is fairly user-friendly and safe, and so is a decent choice for beginner leaders along with Mothra for those feeling nervous about the runouts that make Ultraman climbs memorable for more experienced leaders. Leading those climbs and following/TRing some of the stouter lines makes for a nice outing for parties seeking sun and moderate challenge on a very aesthetic wall in Red Rock, Jan 13, 2015
B. L.
New York, NY
B. L.   New York, NY
If you've only got 1 70m rope you can rap to the 4th bolt where there's a link.. then re-rap to ground. Remember to tie end knots so you don't come off the end if you miss it :)

The crux is the 1st couple of clips imo.. and it becomes way easier after that. Sep 13, 2016