Type: Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches
FA: John Mattson
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Shared By: misterclimberman on Apr 17, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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Red Planet is one of the few hard crack lines in Sedona. The line features steep bouldery climbing on ring locks and baggy fingers.

Unfortunately, the route shares the mungy, but easy first pitch of Big Corner. After wading through choss to a 2 bolt anchor, traverse left on 3 bolts and more detached pillars to the obvious crack. The business is the next 30' after which the angle eases and mostly thin fingers take you to the anchor. The pitch is about 100' long; a 60m rope will just work to get you back to the belay.

Location Suggest change

Right of the popular Mars Attacks. Starts as for the route Big Corner, but peels off left after the first pitch. Obvious overhanging fingercrack on the wall left of the Big Corner.

Protection Suggest change

60m rope
7-8 runners
1-2 Red C3
2 .3 C4
2 .4 C4
1-2 Orange TCU (.5's were a little too tight at and above the roof)
2-3 .5 C4
3 .75 C4 (Could bring a 4th if you think you might be aiding)
#1 C4
#2 C4