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Routes in Tuna and Chips Wall

Albacore Man T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Chips Ahoy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chips and Salsa T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Dolphin Safe T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Fishbreath T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Minnow, The TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sierra Club Tower TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tuna Cookies T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Tuna and Chips T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Waterstreak T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Type: TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jason D. Martin on Nov 4, 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 Sierra Club Tower is the short tower found on the left-hand side of the Tuna and Chips wall. This route has been led, but is better as a top-rope problem. The gear is a bit thin.

There is a two-bolt anchor on top of the tower. These bolts are very close to the edge and require an individual to girth-hitch runners into the bolts in order to safely build an anchor. Carabiners clipped to these bolts would hang precariously over the edge.

The top of the tower is easily accessed via the ramp to the left.

There are a number of lines on this short tower. They range in difficulty from 5.6 to 5.8 depending on the variation.

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This toprope helps make the Tuna & Chips wall a good place for teaching some basic climbing skills to newer climbers. When combined with the variations available from a top-rope on Chips & Salsa, you can use just these two topropes to give learners some incremental face climbing experiences at grades ranging from 5.3 to 5.10a. Dec 21, 2009