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Action by Knight T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Aid Crack, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Back in the Saddle T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Black and White Crack T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Blockade Runner T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Boobs, Bikes & Beer T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Diet Delight T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Free Crack, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hugh's Banner T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Jackass Flats T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Of Mice And Men T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
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Type: Trad, 350 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Joe and Betsy Herbst
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Shared By: Arthur Parker on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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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


Start below the right side of the big roof.

1. Easy rock leads up to a corner.

2. Follow the right-facing dihedral to a block beneath the roof.

3. Climb left, passing a bolt, to the left end of the roof.

Downclimb the gully to the left.




Ben Townsend  
The right variation is fun. More like 5.7 than 5.8, at least the way we did it. We followed the diagonal crack out right (as shown in the Handren guide) -- going straight up the hand crack and chimney looked good as well. Nov 6, 2016
Andrew Carson
Wilson, WY
Andrew Carson   Wilson, WY
The second pitch, exremely enjoyable climbing, is easier than 5.8.
There is a fun variation which goes right of the big roof. Start towards the roof and surmount the left edge of the bulge/roof which blocks access to the wide crack leading to the base of the big ceiling. At the base of the wide crack angle right and up across a fun face, with edges and flakes, that will lead to the gully/chimney right of the roof. Climb a short hand crack and a chimney to the top. A little brushy, but good climbing. This variation might be minimal 5.8.
On our recent climb we cleaned some brush at the start of the first pitch, which should make for a better experience. No oak leaves in your shirt for the rest of the day.
Mar 5, 2009
Andrew Carson
Wilson, WY
Andrew Carson   Wilson, WY
We enjoyed this route very much, finding it another worthy climb on this crag. The bolt is an old buttonhead but there's good gear available under the roof. Dec 11, 2008

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