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Commitment to Excrement (AKA Giuoco Piano) S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Eat My Shorts S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Friction Face Panty Waist S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Galloping Gal S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Graveyard Waltz S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Nevada Book T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Plastic People S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Red Heat T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Running Man T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Spikes and Twine T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Split Ends S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Split Infinitive S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Split Lip T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Synthetic Society S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Vile Pile T,S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Yodritch T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: John Taylor, John Williamson. 10/1973
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Shared By: John Hegyes on Mar 23, 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

Nevada Book is a great climb, much in the same vein as Great Red Book, a route with which it shares a first ascensionist, John Williamson.

The first pitch starts on top of the large boulder and goes up the easy, right-leaning ramp for about 60 feet to a fixed anchor (bolt, nut).

The second pitch starts off with the crux immediately off the anchor. This chimney section is pretty poorly protected, but after a move or two, there is a bomber hold followed by some good pro. Continue up the mellow corner, past a tricky bulge, to the top of the feature where you build an anchor.

Descend by walking to the left, down the Red Heat Gully. There is a single rope rappel from a bush.

Location

Nevada Book is located in the large left-facing corner about fifty feet to the right of the off-width route Split Crack. There are three bolted face climbs immediately to the left of Nevada Book.

Approach as per Running Man Wall: from Sandstone Quarry parking lot, follow a trail south-east next to the road until a path drops down into a gully past a mushroom-shaped boulder. Climb a water trough past numerous tanks up to a giant ledge and follow this contour south past the Boschton Marathon Block. Nevada Book is on the far right side of the Running Man formations.

Protection

We used up to a #4 C4 Camalot. The runout may be mitigated with a #6 Camalot or a #4 Big Bro.

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Great climb!

There is some chossy rock to deal with.

The descent was a blast and involved a bit of fun, easy down climbing, and we even got to squeeze down a narrow tunnel! Reminded me of my early hiking days in Red Rock, searching through the maze of beautiful sandstone to find our way up or down, and loving every minute of it. Mar 24, 2006