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Black Gold S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crude Behavior S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crude Street Blues S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dancin' with a God S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fools Gold S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Live Fast, Die Young S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Texas Tea S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Thermal Breakdown S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Jim Steagall Kevin Sandefur Chris Werner Dave Sobocan
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Shared By: 46and2 on Aug 14, 2006
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description [Suggest Change]

This route is about 10a if starting to the right a couple feet and climbing up to the ledge to clip the first bolt; probably 10c/d if going directly under the first bolt. Great route with consistent movement and some thin moves in the middle. I recommend this route!!

Location [Suggest Change]

This is the 7th route on the left wall (East Facing) in the upper Black Corridor area and the second route from the end. Begins at a black wall with the first bolt on a small ledge about 9 feet up.

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The usual 5 bolts will find you at the fixed anchors for your rappel.


Sergey Shelukhin
Seattle, WA
Sergey Shelukhin   Seattle, WA
Should the direct start variation be put up as separate route? :) Jan 3, 2015
Chase D
Chase D  
The direct start is rated .10d in Handren's book but it's easy to start a bit to the right and traverse over. Super fun route. Feb 4, 2016
Black Hawk, CO
mountainhick   Black Hawk, CO
I led the direct start and also livin on borrowed time (5.11c) yesterday. Comparatively, the single hard move to the first bolt of Texas tea was pretty much the same difficulty as moves on livin on borrowed time, but just a single move rather than sustained at the 5.11 level. Dec 16, 2016
Fernando Cal
Long Beach, CA
Fernando Cal   Long Beach, CA
Direct start is 10c to me. Small holds and tiny feet to undercling for a fun start. Good spotter as a fall can be interesting before the first bolt. Speaking of which, hangar was spinning on first bolt as of 04/14/17. Apr 17, 2017

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