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April Fools S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Birthstone S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Haunted Hooks S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nirvana S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Purple Haze I S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Roto Hammer S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stone Hammer II T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stonehenge S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Don Burroughs, Alan Busby 1993
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Shared By: Ian Wolfe on Apr 29, 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

The furthest right climb on the wall. The start involves a little weirdness, and it just continues, all the way up. Climb up lower angle rock to a large dish. Pull the dish on the left (awkward!) and continue up to anchors.

Location

last route on the Stone Wall.

Protection

6 bolts plus whatever you like to put on bolted anchors

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Rosscarl
Las Vegas, NV
Rosscarl   Las Vegas, NV
Any one have any information on the second pitch of this route? Looks like it goes a bit easier than the first pitch. Apr 30, 2017
mountainhick
Black Hawk, CO
 
mountainhick   Black Hawk, CO
 
I liked the movement on this climb, and found it interesting and pretty varied after some of the climbing with more linear thinking on this crag. Figuring out how to make a sideways long reach right near the top to a large hold added some extra zing. Interesting that "awkwardness" brings this route down in quality for people. Is the route actually awkward, or does it just come down to routefinding or having to figure out some different movement?

That said, I thought nirvana was the best line on the wall of what we climbed. Dec 16, 2013
Edward Pyune
Las Vegas, NV
 
Edward Pyune   Las Vegas, NV
 
Definitely an awkward climb. It felt like every single move I made was wrong and I constantly had to re-adjust my feet and hands. Usually, I can onsight 10c/d's, but I just totally burned myself out on this one. And by the time I got to the last bolt, I got into a dilemma where I climbed too far past the bolt to clip and was too tired to downclimb and ended up taking a nice whipper. We did Rotohammer and Haunted Hooks afterwards, which were a LOT more fun. Maybe just avoid this climb Apr 17, 2013
Cory Harelson
Boise, ID
  5.10b
Cory Harelson   Boise, ID
  5.10b
Not as straightforward as the other routes on the wall. That said I found it to be varied (slab start then steep up higher), thought provoking, and fun. Jan 10, 2010
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
 
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
 
After doing this route a few times now, I've decided that it really is only OK. Don't get sucked into doing it first because it's the easiest graded route on the wall. The awkwardness and weirdness might leave you wondering if all the routes there will be the same (which they are not).

I'll still get on it while in the area, but I'm no longer starting on it.

YMMV,

Susan Nov 1, 2008