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Routes in Black Wall (aka Happy Acres)

All that, Jazz T,S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cram It T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Geriatric Therapy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Greek Tragedy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Happy Acres T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mom & Apple Pie S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mothers of Invention S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Spontaneous Enjoyment T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tres Hombres T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown 5.8+ T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Randal Grandstaff & Danny Rider
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo 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

Description

High on the right side of the cliff is a big left-facing corner. Go past a bolt then follow the crack.

This route is erroneously called Mother's Day in the Todd Swain guidebook.

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This route is really good. I think it's way better than Valentine's Day or Classic Corner. Agree with the previous post that you could use all small gear. Don't think I placed anything above a 0.5 BD. But doubles of the small stuff would be good. Hollow rock necessitates a bit of a runout half way up. Nov 23, 2016
MN norske
Henderson
  5.8+ PG13
MN norske   Henderson
  5.8+ PG13
Doubles .2-.5 good idea to last through crux. Rap rings up high. Didn't see them first climb up. I used one .75. thats all you need to lead this (double .2-.5 and on .75). This was my second trad lead and was epic. Highly rec this to any new trad leaders. Jan 16, 2014
This is not Mothers Day. The name of this route is "Cram it" - 5.9 The real Mothers Day is further up the canyon. Also, when the first ascent was done, Randy Grandstaff led the first portion without any bolts. Apr 14, 2008
46and2
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.9 PG13
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.9 PG13
Excellent route that is actually very fun if in the area. You can get good pro in during the first half of the route. Once the crack really thins down half way up pro might be a little tight for 20 feet or so but not impossible by no means, just small!! You can either finish and walk off or traverse left following a crack/ridge to the anchors of the sport route next to it! This route is also easy to toprope after climbing the sport route!! Enjoy PS: This wall gets great shade after about Noon. May 14, 2006