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Aikido Gun Boy T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Bodiddly T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Chicken Eruptus T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Crooked Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dense Dunce T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Diplomatic Immunity T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Dumptruck T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Footloose T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Getting Too Old for This S--t T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Go Ahead and Jump T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Go Ahead, Ok? T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Kemosabe T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lethal Weapon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Midheight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Midnight T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Nightman Cometh, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ok Ok Ok T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Plan F T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Plan F - first pitch (5.9) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ragged Edges T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Revoked T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Sheep Trail T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Theme Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tonto T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Joe Herbst 1970s
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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

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Go Ahead and Jump is located about 25 yards left, or east, of Kemosabe and five feet right of a large (5 foot tall) white boulder leaning against the crags. Climb the crack located on the black face through a chimney and up to a tree - optional belay and rappel station. Pull through another chimney to a ledge and another tree. Belay here then hike west to the top of Tonto and rappel that route with a 60 meter rope.

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Standard rack
We climbed this because it was open. The squeeze chimney did not seem appealing so we rapped. The cord around the tree isn't brand new, but seems fine, only one quicklink though. We backed up the tree with green x4 for the first climber but that's when I realized the beauty of this anchor. The second masterpoint knot tied above the main masterpoint perfectly wedges into the crack once you weight the rap and becomes a pretty decent backup if the tree were to blow. Nov 22, 2017
Highly recommend doing as 1 pitch if you don't mind a few burly moves in the middle.

Beta spoiler: I was able to comfortably protect the wide section above the ledge in the middle. Using a 5, I walked all the way to the back of the crack and climbed up a foot or two and placed it as high as I could. I then walked back out onto the face to use the nice jugs. This just might protect a ground fall for the first few moves Oct 15, 2016
Tony Whitney
Las Vegas, NV
Tony Whitney   Las Vegas, NV
I only did the route to the first tree. Nice route, but for the beginning leader, the crack is very deep and you need to be careful about your cams walking. It was fun, but I spent a little to much time placing gear, and my right calf cramped something fierce. Because the route is easily top roped on your own anchor, it would be a great place to learn how to place gear while on top rope. I am going to go back and finish the route, the upper part looked interesting. A little warning. If you are going to walk over to Tonto to rappel, a sixty meter rope only makes it with stretch. A 70 meter rope is way more appropriate. Also, there is a fairly significant overhang to rappel over. May 27, 2014
dirty son of a cinch
las vegas, nv
  5.6
dirty son of a cinch   las vegas, nv
  5.6
agreed 5.6 at most for a moment Mar 15, 2012
Brian in SLC
Sandy, Utah
  5.6
Brian in SLC   Sandy, Utah
  5.6
Without the little 5.6 boulder problem at the start, this route would be 5.4/5.5. Nov 25, 2011
Ron Graham  
 
To make this a 5.7, climb the face to the left of the upper crack above the midway ledge/bush. It's runout, but the holds are there. (See Dumptruck.) Oct 23, 2011
New cord on the tree as of this summer. You're welcome. PS that bolt is a Star Dryvin that predates my conception-use at your own risk. Think the 5.7 rating comes from all the folks who flounder at the start. Look for the feet and it IS 5.6 if not easier. Oct 20, 2011
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
  5.5
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
  5.5
a very nice little crack- an excellent first lead, varied climbing, well protected. nowhere near its 5.7 rating in Brock- Handren rates it at 5.6, which, imho, is generous as the 5.6 crack to the right (OK, OK, OK) felt more difficult than this one.

Note: This route stays wet late into the spring- watch your ropes when rappelling! May 9, 2010