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Routes in South Face

A Nasty Gash T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
A Song & A Prayer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Crocodile Rock T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hot Fudge Thursday T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Joanne of Arch T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jubilant Song T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Marion's Melody T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Slabotomy T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
St. Stephen T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Swinging the Other Way T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thriller T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Western Swing T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Windy Corner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Sport, 250 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Danny Rider and Luis Saca, 1996/97
Page Views: 855 total, 6/month
Shared By: Jason D. Martin on Feb 3, 2006
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

Slabotomy is a nice short route that can be used either as an approach to Ain't No Saint or as a way to finish out the day.

The first pitch can be found just left of the base of Ain't No Saint. It follows a slightly rightward slanting crack up to a pair of bolts. (5.9)

The second pitch climbs up past numerous bolts. Some of these are quite old while others are a bit younger. This pitch ends on a ledge at a second pair of bolts beneath the slab that one may use to access the second pitch of Ain't No Saint. (5.9)

Rappel the route with double ropes or continue up Ain't No Saint.

Protection

Expect to use small cams and nuts in on the first pitch. And expect to suppliment bolts with the same on the second.

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This description is in error. This route is one pitch and it is strictly a slab climb to the left of Aint No Saint. It is for sure 5.9 and protected by a mere three bolts - all hand drilled on lead from stances. Intended old school. Why isn't Aint No Saint listed here? Nov 17, 2009