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Abbey Road T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Ace of Hearts T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Baby Swiss S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bad Soup S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Boodler T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Born To Bleed 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V2 5+
Carpetbagger T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chicken Gumbo for Your Dumbo T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chicken Soup for the Soul TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feelin' Groovy S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Fleet Street T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Fly From Soup to Nuts TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
From Soup to Nuts T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Goose Poop Roof T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Haj, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Immoral S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Is It Soup Yet T,S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Muckraker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mugwump TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not So Moderate T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Pending Disaster T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Penny Lane T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Route to Mecca, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Scalawag T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Side Effects S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Singing Love Pen T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sir Climbalot T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Small Claims T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Soup Nazi TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Soupy Sales T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Stew on This S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Treacherous Journey T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Valentine's Day T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Vera's Roof 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4
You Who Jim T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad
FA: Todd Swain, Winston Farrar,Jake Burkey
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Shared By: Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? on Aug 24, 2005
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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

Description

A fun route to hop on, if you are already planning on heading out to the area. The more popular climb "The Haj"(5.9),shares an anchor with this route. "The route to Mecca" starts 10 feet or so left of "Sir Climbalot"(5.7PG)and"The Haj"(5.9). Climb the short,left facing corner,then pull up over the well protected bulge(crux)continuing to climb the fun, left facing corner/crack that will exit onto a couple of ledges. Scramble up the ledges(watch out for the barrel cactus)to a bolted communal anchor on a nice sized ledge. Rappel with one 60 meter rope.

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Standard rack to 3"

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First Track Jack
Colorado
First Track Jack   Colorado
Great route, well protected and fun..... 5.7 shared anchor... Takes some time to find routes the first time... Mar 1, 2017
Keithb00ne
Las Vegas, NV
  5.7
Keithb00ne   Las Vegas, NV
  5.7
Yesterday two new quicklinks were added to the chains to make the anchors and cleaning a little easier. I also left a #12 BD stopper on the wall (stuck). I would like to have it back. Oct 4, 2013
Keithb00ne
Las Vegas, NV
  5.7
Keithb00ne   Las Vegas, NV
  5.7
There is an anchor directly above 'The Route to Mecca'. It is on a verticle wall above the barrel cactus. This is not shown in some guidebooks. The quality of the anchors isn't great. There are no hangars, quicklinks or rap rings and the chain links are small. It is a chain directly bolted to the rock. The hardware needs to be upgraded, but I wouldn't worry about it too much. The stance at the anchor is practically flat. Oct 3, 2013
Alex Ethier
  5.7 R
Alex Ethier  
  5.7 R
This route is in serious need of an anchor!!! Current anchor situation is rather dodgy.
The anchor itself is fine but the traverse from route to Mecca to the anchor is sketchy. Jul 16, 2012
dirty son of a cinch
las vegas, nv
  5.7
dirty son of a cinch   las vegas, nv
  5.7
my second trad lead climb!! great protection- and in need of some real anchors!! Feb 8, 2012
outdooreric
Bishop, CA
 
outdooreric   Bishop, CA
 
This is the better of the two 5.7's here. You'll want a tiny cam .33" for the upper lieback dihedral move.

What's up with the cheap ass chain anchor? Make sure to save some skinny biners to fit through the tiny links as there are no hangers up there either. Dec 17, 2008
46and2
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.7
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.7
Route very similar to Sir Climbalot to it's right; crux kinda down low so protect well then cruise the rest of the route! Maybe a bit better gear on this route than its neighbors! Nov 21, 2006