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Quicksand

5.11d, Sport, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2.7 from 34 votes
FA: Louie Anderson
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 05-Sandstone Qu… > Parking Lot Area > California Crag
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

This route starts out with some 10+/11- climbing up to a huge ledge. The crux involves the process of moving out onto the roof holds and then pulling over the roof. I suggest a heel-hook, as it is very well-protected... so GO FOR IT! The top is more 10+/11- climbing, and really more a matter of fighting off a pump.

Location

This is the only south-facing route in the main alcove. It is the obvious chalked line that climbs out over a roof.

Protection

5 bolts and the anchors.

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Nate snatching the jug above the crux roof. December 2011.
[Hide Photo] Nate snatching the jug above the crux roof. December 2011.
About to hit the crux roof pull
[Hide Photo] About to hit the crux roof pull
Just past the crux roof pull
[Hide Photo] Just past the crux roof pull

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T_jones
Salt Lake
 
[Hide Comment] Awesome route! Very fun roof move...and felt a little easier than .11d. Should definitely try this one Feb 25, 2008
[Hide Comment] The anchor for this route has been changed from 2 sharp compression links to a chain and mussy hook, hopefully keeping the rope out of the final block. Oct 11, 2019