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|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Stan Shepard, et al. 1960|
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|Shared By:||Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000|
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Beginning Feb. 1st each year, a seasonal wildlife closure will be in effect on Redgarden Wall in Eldorado Canyon State Park to protect nesting and roosting sites of the canyons falcons. The closure is in effect through July 31st unless lifted early due to early fledging or inactivity.
The closure includes the following climbing routes: The Naked Edge (last 3 pitches only), The Diving Board, Centaur, Redguard (last 3 pitches only), Red Ant, Semi-Wild, Anthill Direct (last 3 pitches only), and The Sidetrack.
For more info, visit dnr.state.co.us/newsapp/pre…
There are many ways to start this climb.
Option 1: Start as for Rewritten, but after P1, traverse up to the Red Ledge to the right. Find a tree to the right of the West Chimney and belay from here. 5.7 PG-13.
Option 2: Do the West Chimney passing a 2 bolt intermediate anchor and continue up to either the 2 bolt 2nd anchor (50m) or continue up to the tree (60m). 5.6.
Option 3: Do the 1st pitch of Great Zot, 5.8+.
P1. Follow the arete on the right side. Note, the start is a bit loose in places. There is a easier-than-it-looks slot with holds in the back (crux). You can belay on the left side of the arete at a tree.
P2. Continue up to the right of the arete, passing a slot with a tree or along the arete (5.6 R). Move up into a left-facing dihedral (crux) with a thin crack protectable with wires to a tree.
P3. Continue up on airy but blocky holds. Skirt the roof to the right and finish up the dihedral to the summit.
DESCENT (multiple options):
Option 1: Downclimb (S) to the notch in between Lumpe Tower and Tower One and make 3 double rope raps--or downclimb to the East side of Redgarden.
Option 2: Downclimb to the tree just below the summit. Three 2 rope rappels off the tree, off another large tree with a rope (left of Dirty Deed), and another off a large tree on the Red Ledge gets you down.
Option 3: traverse off to the west along the ridge (lengthy and involves some exposed climbing/scrambling) to the gully descent near the top of Redgarden Wall.