5.9 YDS 5c French 17 Ewbanks VI UIAA 17 ZA HVS 5a British
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|Type:||Trad, 120 ft (36 m)|
|FA:||Joe Herbst, Nanouk Borche; 1973|
|Page Views:||3,515 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||John Hegyes on Sep 17, 2005|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Luke EF, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc|
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HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking area).
This route is located on the far left side of the Illusion Crags, about 15 feet right of French Bulges in a prominent right facing corner that features three roofs. The route starts on a small belay ledge at a yucca, just below some bushes. Ascend the corner, working some cracks on the left side and then pull the roofs. Very fun.
There is a two bolt anchor on the ledge above the third roof. You can rappel off the route, preferably with a single 70 meter rope - just watch your ends! Also watch out when you pull your rope, there is a high potential for snagging it in a crack.
There is also a very easy walk off, immediately to the climber's left (south) of the bolted anchor on the top-out ledge. Follow cairns down and traversing southward into the gulley. This gulley returns you to the base of the route.