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|Type:||Trad, 240 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Tom Kaufman, Phil Jones, Betsy Herbst, Steve Jones, Joe Herbst. December 1974|
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|Shared By:||John Hegyes on Dec 23, 2005|
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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).
The short first pitch of The Ledger follows a dirty corner system through some vegetation including some yuccas to a large bushy ledge.
Pitch two follows the obvious dihedral to the next large ledge.
Pitch three climbs the left leaning crack through a well-protected crux to the top of the cliff. The exposure here is exciting.
Descend by walking off left into the gully that separates the cliff from Sheep Skull Crags. Route finding here is not obvious and the gully is quite overgrown. An alternative descent involves hiking to the right and down climbing a short way to a rappel tree. A single rappel with two 60 meter ropes gets you to the ground.