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Routes in Cloud Tower
|Clod Tower, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Cloud Tower T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Crimson Chrysalis T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Disciple, The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Hook, Line, and Whimper T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|It's a Girl - It's a Boy ! T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Laceration Spur T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Pachyderm T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Spare Rib T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Test Tube T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Thagomizer T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Tiger Crack T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||George and Joanne Urioste, 1980|
|Page Views:||4,182 total, 28/month|
|Shared By:||John Wilder on Oct 14, 2005|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge 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 areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionThis is a really neat route and a good option if Crimson is crowded and you need to kill an hour or two. It's also worthy of the hike by itself, especially if pair with a trip up Test Tube or Pachyderm.
About 100 yards east of Crimson is a small buttress with a prominent varnished corner on its left-hand side. Just to the right of this corner at the base is a striking finger crack- this is your route.
Pitch 1: Head up the finger crack through a bulge to the belay. 5.8, 85'
Pitch 2: Step left off the belay and follow bolts and pro to the next belay. 5.7, 85'
Pitch 3: Head straight up on somewhat easy ground, following the bolts to a hanging belay. 5.6, 85'
Pitch 4: Head straight up to the summit on 4th class terrain.
Descent: Rap the route with a single rope.